You taught me everything,

You moulded me into who I am,

You encouraged me in your own way,

You raised a boy into a man,

You never shied away from the tough questions,

You never failed to answer honestly,

You gave me opportunities,

For that I thank you.

I thank you for coaching all my junior teams,

I thank you for giving me the freedom to choose,

I thank you for showing me the value of humour,

I thank you for teaching me loyalty,

I know I don’t say it much,

But thank you.