Tristan Sharp and some of his 2015 Colts boys in the gym dressed in green to farewell him to Ireland!

I would like to take this opportunity to formally farewell Tristan Sharp, SUFC’s Colts Strength and Conditioning coach over the past five years, who is returning to Ireland to join Connacht Rugby, Galway.

The amount of work and time Tristan has invested into the players, training squads, teams and injured players always extended well above and beyond his required duty. His preparation and organisation for every single session was outstanding and ensured the players were physically prepared to perform at their peak throughout a long season. ‘Turtle’, as he is affectionately known, instilled confidence in me and the coaches through his experience when running messages to the players during games, whilst the players felt confident they have done the work to out-perform their opponents at all times.

The Club will sincerely miss a professional and hard working S&C coach and I personally will miss his friendship. All the best Turt!