2019 Shute Shield Season Review: West Harbour

In his first year as head coach at West Harbour, coach Mark Gudmunson performed a minor miracle at Concord. After overcoming some off field dramas that led to a mass player exodus, Gudmunson and the Pirates began the 2019 season with close to an entirely new playing group to that of the season before. Remarkably, the Pirates held their own this season and while they would have liked to finish the year higher up the ladder, things are looking a hell of a lot more positive for the club than they were 12 months ago. Overview with Mark Gudmunson: “Although our results didn’t really show it, this year was probably a step in the right direction for us as a club, considering where we started pre Christmas,” Gudmunson told Rugby News.  “It was frustrating that we weren’t able to close out a number of games but that probably shows the gap between where we are and where we need to get to to compete in this competition week in, week out.  “We were really lucky to b