Paul Rees radio interview notes
Paul Rees was interviewed by KG and Cornes and I've been sent a summary by a forum reader:
Cornes said they broke the story last night about the Adelaide 36ers changing their name. KG said they are now known as the Sixers. Cornes said they are the Adelaide 36ers but fans say 'go Sixers'. Cunningham says he thinks they are now known as the Sixers -- he said the reason they had the press conference in the end was because of a story that was leaked about two weeks ago.
Cornes said that the Adelaide 36ers have signed Paul Rees and Willie Farley. Rees said it was great to be back. He said he and his family moved back to Adelaide about six weeks ago and the Sixers approached him. Rees said he was very pleased, a talked about playing in Brisbane with the Bullets. He said it was great because they won a lot of games. Rees said he has been doing some part time work with National Foods, dealing directly with farmers, and he has a small trophy business.
He said that one of the sticking points early was that the club wanted him to be a full time player and pay him part time money. Rees said that they 'scrounged' around a little bit more. He said he dealt with a myriad of people within the Sixers, but he finally got a deal put together.
Rees said pre-season training starts on Monday and he's looking forward to it. He went on to say that he was at the press conference, and they did a video hook up with Farley. Rees said it is an exciting move by the club to get Farley back, and he is looking forwand to playing with captain Brett Maher again.
KG said nothing went right with the Adelaide 36ers last year. Rees said they were not too far off the mark because they narrowly lost their finals game. Rees hopes to recapture the 'magic' of the last premiership team with the Sixers. KG wondered what the team is known as now, 'is it the Adelaide Pura Milk 36ers or is it just the Pura Milk Sixers?'. Rees said he honestly does not know.