Date of Birth
19th April 2000
Place of Birth
Nickname and why?
Jacko, BOM (brother of Mickey) and my preferred; The Better Edwards (for obvious reasons)
Years at Waratahs?
My first year at Manly was when I was 13 in the Green Shield squad and I’m currently 17 so this will be my 5th year at the club.
Our club tag line is “Bleed Blue”. What does Bleed Blue mean to you?
The tagline of bleed blue I believe is about giving everything you can give to the club on and off the field in order to win games and help the club remain strong in all 5 grades. It is also about the brotherhood and family culture we have at Manly where everyone loves and supports each other. Legends of the the club such as Don Sellin and David Gardner are guys who literally ‘bleed blue’ and I think they exemplify what the tag line is all about.
Who is the current Manly Cricketer that you enjoy playing cricket with the most and why?
Joe Graham would be the guy I most enjoy playing with at the club as he doesn’t take himself or the game too seriously and just likes to have a laugh and have fun and this helps everyone to remain relaxed and play well- which is what it’s all about. Also, the big fella always lends me a couple of bucks for lunch.
Favourite band or musician?
If you could invite any 3 people to dinner, dead or alive, who would it be?
My plan at this dinner would be to see how much chaos I could cause through the three guests I invite. So, firstly I’d have Gordon Ramsey and sit him next to Joe Graham where Joey is sure to be his usual self and within 10 minutes we’re a strong chance of getting a massive blowup from Gordon Ramsey. Next to Joey, I’d put Ricky Gervais where he would further stir the pot as well as offending all the other people in the restaurant. Brilliant viewing.
What is your earliest memory?
My Dad and uncle teaching me how to ride my first bike with training wheels and everything.
Which Waratah team mate is the classiest dresser?
I think Isaiah Vumbaca would have to be the best-dressed at the club. Cares more about how he looks than anyone else in the club and usually pulls off all of the latest fashions.
If the Manly Cricket playing group was Big Brother, who would you vote off first?
I’d firstly vote off Sam Alexander, firstly for a bit more quiet, but more importantly not long after he’s gone Billy would begin to lose the plot and have to leave the house after losing his partner in crime. Kill two birds with one stone.
Who do you think is in-line for a huge season this year?
Will Akhurst has been telling me all about the workouts he’s been doing and salads he’s been eating so expect big things from him.
What are your team goals for 2017/18?
Not winning any premierships last year was disappointing so hopefully this year we can get back to our hardworking ways and get everyone at each training to help win some grades.
What puts a big smile on your face?
Seeing my mates perform really well after they’ve been silently working hard at their game behind the scenes.
If James Sutherland gave you the top job for 1 day, what would you change about cricket in Australia.
Manly gets to bat first every week and it has to be a road too.
If you had an all expenses paid trip anywhere in the world for a week, where would you go?
I think The Masters golf tournament in America would be unreal to go and watch.
If you could go back in time and give anyone a piece of advice, who would it be and why?
I would go back to a 13 year old Jacob O’Sullivan walking out to bat in the under 14 DCA final, “don’t leave the first ball on middle”.
If you could walk out to bat to any song blaring in the background, what would it be and why?
Welcome to the Jungle by Guns n Roses would get me so amped and ready to go.
What are you currently saving up to buy?
Petrol, because the light on my fuel gauge is permanently on.
What is your place of solace?
I love a good afternoon nap so I’d have to say the sofa or my bed for a bit of shut-eye.
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