One of the hardest things about expat life is saying goodbye to friends, which unfortunately happens all too often.
The Doha Kangaroos farewelled three of its favourite sons over summer, with Simon Davies, Chris Yue and Dylan Alexander all heading back home to Australia.
Between them, these three collected 2 Best and Fairest, 2 Best Team Man, 4 Leading Goalkicker and 2 Coaches Awards as well as all having played in the 2014 Premiership side!
They will also be missed off the field as they were all leaders in re-establishing Auskick here in Qatar.
We wish Simon, Chris, Dylan and their families all the best for the future
Nickname: Bradna, Mendez, Tinder
Jumper #: 26
Position: Half-back flank
Position you should play: Half-back flank
Been in Qatar for: One year
Occupation: Sport Scientist at Aspire Academy
Where is home? Melbourne, Australia
Favourite restaurant in Qatar? Paloma (Mexican) at St. Regis, Mykonos (Greek) at Intercontinental Hotel, or Chi’Zen (Chinese) at Oryx Rotana
Who would you like to have dinner with? Ronda Rousey (UFC Fighter)
Most annoying Kangaroos player? Dylan Alexander
Favourite AFL Team? Geelong Cats
How do you relax? I go for a nap
Favourite holiday destination? Some place in the Mediterranean: Portugal, Greece, or Croatia
Grand Final, we’re 5 points down… who kicks the winning goal? Warwick Cappa
I am an expert at…. Singing the opening lines of Eminem’s song ‘Lose Yourself’
Name your hashtag: #GoRoos, #SunsOutGunsOut
Who you reckon you look like: Tough one. I’ve been told I look like one of the brothers out of the TV series Supernatural (Jensen Ackles). If you say I look like someone with a moustache then you are not very creative…
Who we reckon you look like: Mendez
Jensen Ackles Chris Brandner Mendez Chris Brandner
Jumper #: 25
Position: Head Coach and emergency
Position you should play: My heart says Forward Pocket, but my head says Coach!
Been in Qatar for: 6.5 years
Occupation: Head of Research – Aspire Academy
Where is home? Adelaide, South Australia
Favourite restaurant in Qatar? Isaan Thai, Grand Hyatt
Who would you like to have dinner with? My Grandfather – he died when I was young so I never really got to know him.
Most annoying Kangaroos player? None, the Coach needs to be impartial
Favourite AFL Team? Anyone but Collingwood
How do you relax? Watching TV, golf and cycling
Favourite holiday destination? Orlando, Florida
Grand Final, we’re 5 points down… who kicks the winning goal? Any Kangaroos player, just so long as it’s not the opposition scoring. The Silver Fox (Brett Humphreys floating one through would also be good to see.
I am an expert at…. Australian lollies (confectionery)
Name your hashtag: #whatsahashtag??
Who you reckon you look like: Steve Zahn (B grade actor)
Who we reckon you look like: William H Macy