When the final whistle sounded last Saturday and brought to an end the league match with Wootton Bassett it also brought to an end (for the time being) flanker Steve Brown’s playing involvement with Minety.
Steve, who is moving to London soon, first joined the club as a 10 year old and played in all of the youth teams up until Colts level before moving out off to university. Shortly after finishing his degree he was contacted by Minety stalwart Dale Langdown and persuaded to come back to the club, and he’s been with Minety ever since.
“I can remember Dale’s telephone call. Minety were one player short and I was on their list. I agreed, turned up at the club and played. It was freezing cold, -3 degrees or so and I’m sure I got a dose of hypothermia but I knew that I wanted to play for Minety again.”
Steve admits to having a very bad memory for games that he’s played for the club but the run to the league title and promotion 6 years ago and the Dorset and Wilts Vase win last year stand out.
“I have massive fondness for Minety, not only the players but also the other club staff who make it such a gre