Today marks what would have been Kiwi #556 Bernard Green’s sixtieth birthday.

Bernard Green was among workers in Roa Mine that were killed when a shaft of a coal mine collapsed just after 11am on September 7th 2006.

Bernie was selected for the New Zealand squad that was touring Great Britain and France, becoming Kiwi number 556.

Bernie was a Kiwi, a great guy, working class, a very popular and well-known sportsperson.