“Hi Ben pleased to meet you and thank you for sending us those images of the crew on board the HMAS Supply last year.” I said at Redfern Oval in March this year.
“No problems glad you liked them” said Ben
“What’s your role on the vessel” I asked
“Captain” said Ben
“Of the ship?” I exclaimed rather stupidly
“Yes” said Ben reassuringly.
This is how I met Ben Hissink, the captain of the HMAS Supply, a new Royal Australian Navy vessel commissioned in April 2021. Captain Hissink then invited Rabbitohs TV on a tour of the HMAS Supply and of course we jumped at the chance!
Only minutes after meeting Ben it became clear why he is the man in charge, he’s smart, confident and makes plenty of sense when he speaks.
Ben and his crew have formed a partnership with the Rabbitohs and bring their motto ‘Strengthen The Shield’ with them.
This powerful message is the cornerstone of a group of men and women who this nation can be proud of. They represent our country with distinction and courage. I have no doubt they will be an enormous asset to the South Sydney club.
By Steve Mavin