Dave Smith makes NSW State Cup debut

first_imgThe NRL-TFA strategic alliance states that there is ‘a place on the field for everyone’ and that was definitely the case at the 2014 New South Wales State Cup. In Port Macquarie for the TFA Annual General Meeting, NRL Chief Executive Officer and TFA Board Member, Dave Smith was even able to make his State Cup debut on Saturday afternoon for the Jerrabomberra Men’s 40’s. Smith joined TFA Chief Executive Officer, Colm Maguire and TFA General Manager – Marketing, Communications and Partnerships, Julian Buckmaster, as well as Rugby League great, Adrian Lam, in in the Jerrabomberra Storm team for their final game of the day against the Manly Sea Eagles. Smith said he ‘enjoyed it and felt pretty exhausted’ following the game. “It’s a great team, there’s some real talent out there and it was a tough game. We lost 4-2 but we gave it our best and I thought the boys played fantastically well. It’s a fast game, there’s lots of skill required,” Smith said. Following the AGM, Smith toured the fields and also ran into Penrith Panthers’ star, Matt Moylan who is playing for the Panthers’ Men’s Open team at the State Cup. Smith said it was a fantastic day. “I just saw Matty before I came on the field, he was probably watching me to get one or two tips. It’s great, a lot of NRL players have come through the Touch system and anyone that saw Shaun Johnson at the Four Nations final can see how brilliant Touch players are. “The skill levels are one thing but just the sheer enjoyment of watching people around the place be a part of it has been great. I’m glad I stayed the whole afternoon and I’m really privileged the boys gave me a bit of a run, I let them down a bit but it was good fun. It’s been a good experience, Touch is a great game.”And will he take to the field again?“100 percent, it’s been fantastic, I’ve really had a good day.”Related LinksSmith makes SC debutlast_img

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