It’s just over a month before the Romano Group Seagulls send a side to Honolulu to play Ipswich Jets in the first club clash in the four-year-old Ohana Cup tournament.
And it appears as though it will not be just the last match in Aaron Zimmerle’s stint as coach, but the man himself may get his hand dirty … in a comeback playing appearance!
‘Zimmo’, as fit as man players, has confirmed he considering making a ‘cameo’ appearance off the bench in the clash with the Jets.
When confronted with the rumour in recent weeks, coach Zimmerle, who last year was in Hawaii as coach of the Canadian team, replied: “Let’s just say I’ll be packing my boots and a brief spell off the bench might happen.
“I turned 40 this year and I don’t think there will be an opportunity again, so we’ll see …”
Yet the glint in his eye suggested the donning of the black and white jersey is more likely than not.
Talking about the jersey, it will be the first time a kit made by new supplier Zoo Sport will be worn.
The match against the Jets is on Friday October 13 and the next night the touring party will attend a college American football match with tens of thousands of others at Alaha Stadium between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and San Jose State Spartans.
Seagulls skipper Sam Meskell’ younger brother Ryan plays for the Rainbow Warriors as a kicker, so that will be a treat for the Australians to see.
The Seagulls squad will be finalised soon.
For details of the Ohana Cup 2017 head to ohanacup.com.