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St Clair official steps down after 30 years of service

Bill Borg is stepping down from the St Clair JRLC after more than three decades service, but he says he can’t completely make the break from Rugby League.

Firstly, he enjoys seeing the careers of former St Clair juniors, like Stephen Crichton, Matt Moylan and Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, continue to evolve in the NRL.

And then there’s the abiding love he has for the game, which will keep him turning up at the Comets home grounds in western Sydney at least once on a weekend.

“I’ve got no intention of not being around,” Borg said.

“I’ve still got my ground manager’s job on a Saturday on the mini-fields for the juniors. I really enjoy that.

“Then if they need some help in the canteen, I’ll be there for that too. Whatever needs to be done – those little things on the side – I’m still keen to do.”

 But Borg is stepping down from the Club Secretary position with the St Clair JRLC after 32 years. He will not nominate for any other executive position at the next Annual General Meeting.

“Sadness is probably the appropriate way to describe what I’m feeling at present seeing as it’s been part of our life at home here for such a long time,” he said.

“I have just so enjoyed watching the kids progress from Under 6s all the way through to NRL, which quite a few have done over the years.

“It’s also so nice being around like-minded people, who enjoy sport and all that goes into putting on a competition every weekend.”

The St Clair Comets began in 1984 and have grown into one of the biggest and most successful clubs in the Penrith district.

Borg particularly wanted to thank his wife Karyn “for her patience and support”.

“We were up at the fields every Saturday and Sunday without fail,” he said.

“So many family functions we’ve had over the years, I’ve either been late to or haven’t been able to attend.

“Now it’s time to sit back and let some others with different ideas and ways of doing things step forward and have a turn.

“And since we’ve made life-long friends through the club, which we cherish a lot, we’ll never be too far away from all the happenings at the club.

“It has been my absolute pleasure being involved in Junior League at all levels but it is time to sign off.

“I hope that I have made a difference for the better both to St Clair JRLC and to junior league in general.”

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