Sunday, July 06 2014 @ 05:42 AM BST
Contributed by: Steve Tuckwell
Parramatta's newest Australian representative is 1st grade Colts player, Andrew Vatuvei. It is great reward for Andrew's dedication over the past few seasons to his preparation and playing talent to achieve this outcome. At the point in this season when Andrew had to stop playing Colts and give priority to his schoolboy commitments, he was our equal top tryscorer, which is no mean feat for someone playing in the second row.
While unable to commit to playing on Saturdays, Andrew regularly attended team trainings to maintain his edge and to enjoy time amongst his Two Blue team mates. Everyone associated with the Two Blues Colts and the Parramatta Rugby Club should be proud to have such an outstanding young ambassador of our club representing us at this esteemed level and on behalf of us all I wish him great success in the challenges he will face on the field.
I am also pleased for the Goddard family, (1st grade Colts player Ash Goddard and his father, Parramatta premiership halfback, Glen Goddard) with the selection of the youngest member of the family, Harrison Goddard, to the Australian Schools team. Like his dad, Harrison is a proficient number 9 and we extend our congratulations and the best of luck to him for the future.