Great Britian's olympic champion, Steven Martin (pictured below with Jimmy Kirkwood), gave the young and more experienced members of the 3rd eleven team their pre-match peptalk on Saturday. The Olympic champion and currently Annadale player recounted stories of his early playing days. It was truely a great experience and I think the whole team thought it was also.
Stephen Martin & Jimmy Kirkwood - Olympic Gold Medalists
He told us of how at our age he didn't have any coaching and the setup at East Antrim was excellent for youngsters. He said we had more skill than he ever had. He told us for every thing we ever do, to try our best - that's all anyone can ask.