Victory coach comesa gutser



TUGUN president Scott Swain was lying in the back of an ambulance while his club was receiving the Group 18 premiership shield on Sunday. An elated Swain charged on to Boyd Street Oval on the siren to celebrate Tugun's 39-10 win over Seagulls - only to snap his Archilles tendon. An ambulance called by club officials took him to hospital before the presentation ceremony had started. Swain, president of the club for three years, was still rueing his bad luck yesterday. "I was on hand for the heartache when we lost the last two grand finals and now I have missed out on the festivities," he said. Swain, 42, was released from the Tweed Hospital at 11.30 on Sunday night and will be in plaster for three months. He might have missed out on the post-match celebrations, but he did manage to hobble to Boyd Street yesterday on crutches to catch up with his triumphant players. The players were still whooping it up yesterday and adopted an 80s aerobic theme for the day after taking out the two senior flags. Swain was only too happy to take a back seat and let his players continue the long drink. "You could say I'm not the only one out here plastered," he said with a grin.



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