Singleton Bull Samuel Walker 'hopes to help' for remainder of NHRU season

LOYAL CLUBMAN: Samuel Walker (Singleton Bulls).
LOYAL CLUBMAN: Samuel Walker (Singleton Bulls).

The Singleton Bulls' fourth and final bye weekend could not have come at a better time after Steve Merrick's first grade side suffered a terrible 98-0 defeat to the Wanderers.

But spare a thought for the kids.

No, we're not talking about the club's teenage on field talents in Beau Merrick and Jayden Duff.

Here we cast the spotlight on the primary school aged supporters who flock to God's Acre (Singleton's Rugby Park) each weekend to see their heroes.

Club captain Samuel Walker epitomises what it means to be a role model in the Singleton's local sports community.

LOYAL CLUBMAN: Singleton Bulls' club captain Samuel Walker gathers showcases his broken thumb to his young fans.

LOYAL CLUBMAN: Singleton Bulls' club captain Samuel Walker gathers showcases his broken thumb to his young fans.

"My grandma lives around the corner, now I live around the corner and my father helped build the second part of the club house here so it's basically my home," Walker reflected.

Unfortunately, both he and teammate Mitch Gill will only be able to contribute from the sidelines until next season after both suffered the same unique hand injury against Maitland last month.

MEDICAL ROOM: Singleton Bulls Samuel Walker and Mitch Gill both suffered the same season-ending hand injury against Maitland last month.

MEDICAL ROOM: Singleton Bulls Samuel Walker and Mitch Gill both suffered the same season-ending hand injury against Maitland last month.

"We both broke our arms throughout the game but managed to play on and finish (prevailing 23-22)," he recalled.

"We were just focused on the win and in the end it was nearly worth it."

"We both broke the bottom of our thumbs in the first metacarpal so we'll both be out for the season."

Walker has continued to assist from afar and has rarely missed a training session or game in the 40 days since his season ending injury.

He also admits he's no stranger to the medical room as he closes in on his 20th year at the club.

WINNERS: Club legend Matt Staff celebrates his second grade side's 23-22 win over Maitland.

WINNERS: Club legend Matt Staff celebrates his second grade side's 23-22 win over Maitland.

"I've broken my shoulder, dislocated my shoulder, ligament in my shoulder over two incidents," he added.

"I've also broken my hand twice and broken my foot.

LOYAL FANS: Singleton fans gather for the Bulls' past players day against Maitland last month.

LOYAL FANS: Singleton fans gather for the Bulls' past players day against Maitland last month.

"There are also a countless amount of niggle injuries and whatever else.

"But my role from now until the end of the season is to come down and help where I can."