Recently returning from a successful tour of South Africa with the NSW country team, this weeks player profile is former NRL player Jamie Feeney. Jamie is a former Bulldog and Storm first grade player who racked up an impressive 132 games with two very successful clubs between 1999 and 2006. Jamie last season led Erina Eagles to a grand final in the central coast competition before moving to sunny Thirroul. Although claiming to be a halfback trapped in a forwards body, Feeneys big game experience and knowledge are invaluable to the Butchers 2014 campaign and he has been training the house down at pre season sessions and also been spotted taking on the escarpment runs in his spare time for extra training!!
Name: Jamie Feeney
DOB: April 9th, 1978
Postions played: Second Row, Halfback?
First year at the club: This year
Previous Clubs: Erina Eagles
Rep Honours: NSW Country Firsts 2012 and 2013
Occupation: Operations Manager at Dynamic FM (helping Billy Millard put another story on his house!)
Toughest Opponent: Gorden Tallis
Best player you have played with: Cameron Smith
Superstitions/Game day Rituals: I leave my headgear by the dressing room door and only put it on as i pass the white line to take the field
Biggest career influence: My Father Steve. He taught me all the basics of football as a kid and showed me the work ethic needed to succeed.
Favourite Meal: Satay Chicken and Rice, followed closely by butter chicken
Favourite Holiday Destination: Hawks Nest. Been going there since i was a kid and still love it
Goal for 2014: keep on enjoying playing footy (at my ripe old age) and help Nathan with his first year of coaching.