Jonathan Reis moving on

Our Men’s Club Captain Jonathan Reis has made the decision to step down from his playing role at Tuggeranong United.  We thank Jonathan for his contribution to our club over the past two years and wish him well in his football career in future.  Jonathan has written this message for the players and fans of TUFC.  A replacement Men’s Club Captain will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Dear Members,

It is with great sadness that I have decided to resign from the club. This decision has been made for personal reasons, not the least of which being that I have reached a stage in my professional life where I am unable to offer the same level of commitment that my team mates, coaches and managers maintain every week.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the club sincerely for the unforgettable few years which I was lucky enough to spend at Tuggies. The friendships forged and the memories made during that time are ones which will always be special to me. The 2014 year, or as its otherwise known, the year of Tuggies FFA Cup glory, way well have been the best year of my life, and I am delighted to have been able to share those memories with the club.

I’d like to thank my teammates, the coaches, Miro Trinic and Stephen Kunovec, and the presidents Jon Thiele and Craig Toole for their support and understanding. I’d also like to acknowledge someone who has, at the very least, earned a special mention, Mr Peter Reid. During my time at Tuggies, Pete was the clubs’ most faithful servant. He tended to the P/L team’s every need, set up every practice three times a week, set up change rooms before every game, made sure we were watered, clothed, even fed. I also have no doubt he turned up to more training sessions than me. This man epitomises what it is to be a clubman and I take my hat off to him.

Finally, I wish the club all the luck in the world, although I’m confident Tuggies won’t need it to be successful, and I look forward to seeing Tuggies crack the top 4 this year.

Best wishes.

Jonathan Reis