Tregidgo hangs up his boots
RETIRED Evans Head front-rower Tim Tregidgo certainly won't miss the referees from the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League competition.
Tregidgo played his last game with the Bombers at the weekend after a decade long career which started with Marist Brothers in 2003.
The finale didn't go to script when Tregidgo finished the game in the sin-bin after giving the referee a spray in a 50-4 loss against Grafton Ghosts.
"Yeah, I definitely won't miss the refereeing," Tregidgo said.
"I basically just told the bloke what I thought about him and I'm happy with that.
"It's been enjoyable but a bit of a shame for it to end like that."
Tregidgo, 28, has moved to Pottsville for work and has no desire to play on.
He did well to play another season after breaking a bone in his neck in 2012.
The towering front-rower won a grand final with Brothers as a teenager in 2003.
He was only 18 at the time and was still in high school.
"I'm getting a bit older and my body isn't recovering like it used to," he said.
"The travel with work was going to be a bit much and I've got a young family.
"I probably knew about midway through the season that I was going to finish up.
"I've had no dramas with my neck but that's been in the back of my mind as well."
Tregidgo had a season off in 2004 before another four years with the Rams.
He grew up in Evans Head and couldn't resist the opportunity to captain the Bombers when they came into first grade in 2009.
Evans Head made the semi-finals for the first time in 2011 and won at home against South Grafton.
"I'll never forget leading the boys out that day, it was great," Tregidgo said.
"There was a heap of people there and we've always had good crowds on a Saturday.