- Tell us about you?
I am the wife of a devoted long-time player and I’ve enjoyed the journey which has been fulfilling for the both of us.
- What is the significance of this photo of you and Josh? What memories does it hold for you both?
This was the Jersey presentation for the 2017 grand final. This was a special moment for both of us. Emotions were high for this playing group that year and it was the first time josh would be playing alongside his brother Luke in his first-ever Shute shield grand final. It was an inspiring morning building up to an incredible end result on the weekend.
- What has been a highlight for you during Josh’s 200 games with rats?
There have been many highlights but in particular, winning the 2017 Grand final – Josh and the 1st-grade playing group were assigned THAT mountain to show others it could be moved…
It was a highlight when everything and every emotion just came together in one incredible moment. As a club, we were confronted with our fair share of adversity that year but one we did not face alone. We were reminded in 2017 that we don’t grow as people when things are easy, we grow when we are faced with challenges and we heal together as a club but more importantly as a community.
I chose this highlight because the club’s reaction to adversity determined the ending to the boy’s story in 2017 and I couldn’t be prouder of Josh and each and every one of that playing group for the not only the way they applied themselves but also their determination, blood, sweat and tears that went into that season.
Josh always says the greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one… Not that year! Side note: Beating the Marlins in the Semi-Final at home was a pretty sweet addition to that list.
- How does Josh prepare for a game?
Josh has many preparations he must complete before a game but I really should point out that I doubt anyone has come across another person who cleans his boots with a toothbrush the Friday night before game day.
- What does Josh’s milestone mean to you?
It means we are getting old haha!
It is a pretty special and emotionally charged moment but sometimes you never fully understand the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
- What is the best Ladies Day you have ever attended at the Rats, and why?
I have attended many Ladies Days at Rats however I would have to say being involved in organizing the 2017 ladies’ day alongside Luke Holmes, supporting and raising money for the Northern Beaches Women’s Shelter was an honor to be a part of.
- Tell us about a person that you admire at the Club. Why do you think they make a significant impact?
Not one individual but I prefer to say the incredible support staff, volunteers, Hillbillies who give up their time, effort, and support to be there for this club week in week out.