“When speaking of the champions, one stands above the rest.”
Those are the words that famously define the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the song ‘Glory Glory to South Sydney’. This is also the same sentiment from Rabbitohs players both young and old, speaking of their Club with only the greatest of compliments.
With the 2018 squad filled with plenty of young potential, it is imperative that these youngsters heed the words of their predecessors to continue 110 years of South Sydney tradition.
Alongside Michael Andrews, Peter Cusack, Luke Stuart, Darryl Neville, Shannon Donato and Mark Ellison, who have all shed blood, sweat and tears for this great Club, former Captain Sean Garlick was on hand at the South Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club on Saturday morning, appropriately in South Sydney territory, to help pass on the torch to the current crop of Rabbitohs.
There are over a thousand games, a thousand stories and a thousand players that have laced their boots to represent the people through our great Club, and it’s the pride, the knowledge and the tradition that is passed down from player to player that helps ensure the culture of our Club is maintained for years to come.
As a proud Souths junior and former captain of the Rabbitohs, Sean Garlick lives and breathes Red and Green, and is the perfect representative for the current crop of players to learn from and understand the history of our great Club as they embark on their own journeys in Red and Green.
‘Garlo’ highlighted the importance of former Rabbitohs congregating and educating the current crop on regular occurrence, to share their experiences in order to help maintain the proud culture of the Club.
“It’s always good to get amongst the boys. As players we’re always avid fans when we retire so to be able to meet the players and get involved with what’s happening with the Club, it’s always a thrill for us,” said Garlick.
“I think it’s important these days more than ever before that when players retire, they are a part of something, and with the Club history we have here at the Rabbitohs, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be getting guys together right throughout the year.
“We generally have two functions a year; one that’s a players only function, where we recognise whether you’ve played first, second or third grade, whether you’re a trainer or a coach or administrator that you’re welcome. We like to make sure everyone’s included, and that when we do have a reunion, everyone’s involved.”