Western force farewell departing players
The Western Force would like to extend their utmost gratitude to all departing players for their commitment, passion and hard work during their time with the club.
One player included in this group is long-serving clubman Heath Tessmann.
Tessmann leaves the Force after debuting for the club back in 2013 against his former side the Rebels and became a much-loved figure around the change rooms and amongst the fans with his dedication and never-say-die attitude.
Having represented the Force with distinction on 78 occasions, everyone at the organisation would like to thank Tessmann for his loyalty and contribution to the proud club culture.
“Heath is a highly respected player at the club, and it has been a privilege for all of us to watch him play during the eight seasons he has had with the Force,” head coach Tim Sampson said.
“His rugby journey is a great story and one that he should be very proud of. Arriving at the Western Force in 2013 on a short-term contract to representing the club on over 70 occasions and becoming a club stalwart is a wonderful achievement.
“He has been an integral squad member and we wish Heath and his family all the very best for the future.”
Sampson also passed on his heartfelt wishes to the other departing players.
“On behalf of many at the Force, we would like to thank all of those who are leaving at the end of the season and wish them all the best in their next chapter,” Sampson said.
“We are extremely grateful to all the players for their positive contributions and would like to offer our sincere thanks to each and every member.
“Their efforts on and off the field during their time at the Force have not gone unnoticed and we wish them all well for the future.”
Each of the players listed below have been and always will be a part of the Force family and history. The club wishes them every success for their next journey.