13 Nov 08 @ 06:16pm by JASON AVEDISSIAN http://manly-daily.whereilive.com.au/sport/story/it-s-bye-bye-beaver/ THE time has finally arrived for Manly icon Steve Ã¢Â€ÂœBeaverÃ¢Â€Â Menzies to depart our sunny shores. The two-time Sea Eagles premiership winner will leave Sydney tomorrow evening for a 24-hour flight to Manchester via Frankfurt. ItÃ¢Â€Â™s the final act of the Sea EaglesÃ¢Â€Â™ great before he joins English club Bradford for the 2009 season. Menzies yesterday told The Manly Daily he is ready for the next chapter in his life and illustrious football career. Ã¢Â€ÂœIÃ¢Â€Â™ve got a few nerves, but IÃ¢Â€Â™m looking forward to the change and getting over there,Ã¢Â€Â the 34-year-old said. Ã¢Â€ÂœItÃ¢Â€Â™s all sort of come along pretty quick. Ã¢Â€ÂœWe just got back from a six-day family trip to Japan and now IÃ¢Â€Â™m leaving. Ã¢Â€ÂœItÃ¢Â€Â™s a nice sunny day today (Thursday) here, so I might try and get some sun so I have a bit of colour when I get over there. Ã¢Â€ÂœI donÃ¢Â€Â™t think IÃ¢Â€Â™ll be seeing much sun for the next 12 months.Ã¢Â€Â Menzies has signed a one-year deal with the Bulls, with the option of a second season in 2010. He will start pre-season training with his new club on Monday. The Manly legend will make the flight on his own, with his long-term partner Suyin Condon and baby daughter Miller joining him in the new year. Ã¢Â€ÂœItÃ¢Â€Â™s going to be a tough five weeks,Ã¢Â€Â Suyin said. Ã¢Â€ÂœJust seeing Miller and Steve bond the last couple of weeks ... itÃ¢Â€Â™s going to be gut-wrenching to see him leave her. Ã¢Â€ÂœSheÃ¢Â€Â™s become a real daddyÃ¢Â€Â™s little girl the past few weeks.Ã¢Â€Â Menzies was originally scheduled to depart Sydney tonight but delayed his flight by 24 hours to enjoy one final day with his young family. Ã¢Â€ÂœItÃ¢Â€Â™s obviously going to be hard to leave them behind,Ã¢Â€Â Menzies said. In other league news yesterday, the NRLÃ¢Â€Â™s annual conference backed the use of two on-field referees for next yearÃ¢Â€Â™s premiership. The conference also recommended an end to the video referee being used to adjudicate on the stripping rule.