Sunday, June 03, 2007

Freeman to Sedgley

Freeman to Sedgley Tigers

"SEDGLEY Park returned to Merseyside this week to secure summer signing number three in the shape of centre Freeman Payne.

The former Waterloo skipper is seen as a straight replacement for the departing Ian Voortman who has rejoined his former club Kendal. As well as adding to the Tigers’ backline options the signing of the 6ft 3ins, 16 stone centre also maintains the side’s quota of South Africans! He joins wing Jan Van DeVenter and fly-half Stephen Nutt in making the short hop east along the M62 to Park Lane.

“With ‘Voorts’ going it left us looking for another 12 option,” said Tigers’ President, Geoff Roberts. “We looked at all the possible candidates but Freeman is a guy we have been tracking for a while. He’s been at Waterloo for about seven years now and wanted to continue playing at National One level, which he wouldn’t be able to do with after they were relegated, plus he will be joining Van DeVenter and Nutt, which helped him make up his mind. He’s got good hands, good feet and can step a bit; he is a different player to ‘Voorts’ and both Tim Fourie and Andy Northey were keen to sign him.

A bit worrying to be losing our club captain. The thought of doing an Orrell are getting more and more worrying. I can see why the likes of McKay, Erskine, Munroe & now Sean Ruwers are leaving but having our skipper poached is pretty deflating.

Hard to think that this was just 12 months ago :


Looks like we are back to square one for the time being.

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