TEAMS TO PLAY FOR SEAN BURNS MEMORIAL SHIELD

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Kickoff: Saturday 7 Feb, 7:30pm
Venue: Blue Tongue Stadium
Telecast: None
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TEAMS TO PLAY FOR SEAN BURNS MEMORIAL SHIELD

Post by joe's magpies » Fri 10 Feb, 2012 12:22 pm

TEAMS TO PLAY FOR SEAN BURNS MEMORIAL SHIELD
By Wayne Cousins
10/02/2012 10:17:02 AM
Wests Tigers and Parramatta Eels will play for the inaugural Sean Burns Memorial Shield at Bluetongue Stadium on Saturday night, February 11.

Burns was a Strength and Conditioning Coach at both clubs and was highly respected by the players for his professional work ethic. Burns recently passed away, aged 39, leaving behind a young family.

Almost the entire Wests Tigers and Parramatta NRL squads were in attendance for his funeral at Castle Hill last Monday in honour of Burns.

A former highly ranked police officer, Burns worked his way through the Parramatta Eels junior representative ranks as a strength and conditioner trainer from 2006-08 before joining Wests Tigers in 2009 to work with the NYC team.

Burns was then promoted to work with the NRL squad as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach before being appointed to the head role midway through last season. He left Wests Tigers at the end of 2011 to return to Parramatta as their Head Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Prior to the trial match, a minute’s silence will be held in memory of Sean prior to the NRL trial match at 7.30pm. Both teams will wear black armbands.




Players from Wests Tigers and Parramatta NYC and NSW Cup teams will walk around the ground throughout the night to take gold coin donations for the Burns family.

Wests Tigers winger Beau Ryan and Parramatta prop Tim Mannah delivered beautiful eulogies in memory of their trainer and friend.

“Burnsy is sadly missed by all the boys at Wests Tigers. He was more than a trainer, he was a brother to the players. He was one of us,’’ Ryan said.

“I know the boys are very keen to win the first Sean Burns Memorial Shield. He always gave his all in his three years at Wests Tigers. He is forever in our hearts.”

Gates Open 3.15pm.
NSW State Cup
Balmain Ryde Eastwood Vs Wentworthville- Kick Off 3.45pm (was 3.30pm), 2 x 30 minutes halves, 15 minutes halftime break.

NYC
Wests Tigers Vs Parramatta- Kick Off 5.40pm (was 5.15pm), 2 x 30 minutes halves, 15 minutes halftime break.

NRL
Wests Tigers Vs Parramatta- Kick Off Still 7.30pm, 2 x 40 minutes halves
15 minutes halftime break.


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