I don't know how to say this but...
This is going to be extremely hard to write.
Some of you may have noticed it more recently but I've been struggling mentally for a while, I always have in general but in more recent weeks it's the worst it's been. I can't put it into words exactly how it feels or what it is, but it's horrible. It's nothing to do with the game, it's life overall and how I see myself I guess? I won't go on for too long but I just wanted to let you all know I'm going to be taking a break from competing to give myself some time. I fully understand that this may end up being the end for me playing, I hope it's not and I hope to be back sometime soon but it's just not fair on my team to just push it aside and continue any longer.
I've been doing this every day pretty much since 2009 and I've loved every minute of it, I've had some of the best times of my life doing it and I know it just doesn't make sense that I'm still not there mentally even though I would have chosen this path every single time. I'm sorry to my team and all those that have supported us, I'll try my best to make it back.
As of today, Denz will take my spot in the starting line-up and finish out next weeks games. I'm going to try and stay off of social media for a while, so if any of you would like to get in touch just reach out for my number.