It will be a monumental day for Bonnyrigg White Eagles skipper Chris Tadrosse as Sunday will mark his final match for the club after giving six years of service.
The decision did not come easy as football has been Tadrosse’s life.
His reason for spending more time with his family as well as continuing on with his successful family business with their fruit orchard also played a pivotal role in the skipper hanging up the boots.
Last year it was rumoured that Tadrosse would be hanging up the boots but he gave it one last round.
“I’ll be finishing up after this one.”
Bonnyrigg fans were hopeful that the dangerous left back would do the same at the end of this season.
“I won’t be changing my mind this time, I had my extra year this year and I’ve decided that it’ll be it, so no turnaround.”
For Tadrosse there’s no better way to finish his career than in the big one with a win over rivals Blacktown City.
“Obviously it’s an ideal situation and if we can get the victory on the weekend it will top off a great time at Bonnyrigg.”
During his time at the White Eagles, Tadrosse has tasted a lot of success with the club, something he will take with him after football retirement.
“It’s been overall a very successful period for me.
“I’ve won a fair few trophies, three Premierships, a Grand Final along with another couple final appearances.
“I’ve enjoyed playing with the boys who have been at the club over that period as well as working with Brian (Brian Brown) and Cliffy (Cliff Pointer) for such a long time. It’s been a real pleasure to work with those two.”
Over the years, Tadrosse commended the White Eagles faithful who have left a lasting impression on him and he expects them to be out in full force at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday.
“Bonnyrigg’s supporters are one of the best in the league if not the best.
“We get regular crowds at Bonnyrigg and I’m sure everyone will be up for a great Sunday afternoon of football.
“We’re versing Blacktown, one of our great rivals so it should be a big turn out.”
The fantastic sporting rivalry the two have has seen many great games take place between them and the Bonnyrigg captain believes something similar will come on Sunday.
“I’m sure it’s going to be an entertaining game.
“Both teams like to attack, they’re two quality teams.
Tadrosse is weary of the threat Blacktown possess but is also confident that his team have their own weapons who can make a difference.
“They’ve got quite a number of players that can score across the field so we’ll be trying to close them down and try let players like Robbie Younis do the damage up front for us.”
-By Nikola Pozder