Greg “Madsy” Matsin

The news of your decision to retire from playing for our great club brings me both great sadness and joy.
The sadness is that we will not be able to see your smiling face with boots on (cigarette in hand) ready to proudly represent the Shammies on the field again. The joy is the memories you have given myself per-sonally and everyone else who has had the opportunity to spend time with you over your wonderful playing career.
I’m sure that on the cusp of a significant year the draw to play on would be huge. I’m also sure that Clare is very pleased (purely for health reasons) of your decision.
I very much look forward to many meetings over many more years at PRUFC.
Very well played my friend.
Yours in Rugby
Rod “Thommo” Thompson, President

Madsy, a life member of Petersham, is today playing his 350th Game for the club. He has been playing since 1993, when along with a number of other members of the infamous Cartel, he played U20s. He has won a 1st grade premiership in 2000, 2nd grade in 1999 and 2011 and went undefeated through the 2011 season with 3rd grade. Madsy has scored over 89 tries, been club captain for 2 years, coached a 3rd Grade side, been nominated for the Billy Smith award 4 times and won it once.
With the Petersham Pirates (Over 35s) Madsy has also won a Bonze medal in the World Masters and 2 Golds in the Pan-Pacific Masters