Tim Panter joined the Bulls over a decade ago, during a very purple patch in the Bulls history. We were running 7 senior teams including our fledgling ladies team, a very handy vets team and a 1st XV going in the right direction.
The club was buzzing and it’s 4th XV was about to gain a new captain. A captain who would nurture young players and befriend club stalwarts, making an everlasting impression on everyone he met.
Tim’s incredible zest for life belayed his age, he was carbon dated at around 55 million years old when he became a Bull. He went on to play for several memorable seasons. Without question, anyone who played with or against Tim will remember him fondly.
We will be honouring Tim’s Bulls legacy by forever dedicating our annual charity game to his memory. Therefore the winners of this weekend’s game will be presented with the Panter Cup. Because Tim influenced so many young players during his playing career with the club, it is more than fitting that a match that helps introduce our younger Bulls to the senior game will carry his name.
The Panter Cup will become a club tradition.
“Legendary” is a term too easily used these days but in Tim’s case there is no other adjective that will do.
RIP Tim. Bulls Legend.
Co-Chairman and Tim’s mucker