A host of locals involved in junior rugby league and who have displayed admirable qualities such as sportsmanship, dedication and a strong commitment to the game have been rewarded with tickets to the State of Origin match.
Twenty-four tickets have been given to the Country Rugby League Association for distribution to parents of junior rugby league players in Group 9 and Group 20, who might not normally get the opportunity to attend the State of Origin Series.
“We have found some people who are really making a difference to the game in their area,” CRL Regional Development Officer David Skinner said.
“Justin Loxley is a classic example, he is a local Policeman who has been getting local kids involved in Rugby League to keep them out of mischief,” Mr Skinner said. “He has obtained grants to enable the Murrin Bridge community, who have travel difficulty in a remote community to get to games on a subsidised bus.”
Aussie’s Regional Sales Manager David Taylor said the giveaway is part of Aussie’s ‘Lend a Hand’ program which will see Aussie donate $100 for any adult member of the junior rugby league community who attends an appointment with an Aussie mortgage broker, to the junior club of the person’s choice.
“Aussie is happy to be able to give something back to local junior sport at its grassroots level,” he said. “We look forward to giving these young kids a night of a lifetime as the NSW Aussie Blues take on their arch nemesis, Queensland.”
The lucky recipients include:
David Holt – Junee (Group9), 3
Sheree Wilesmith – Leeton (Group20), 3
Mark Daly – Albury (G9), 2
Gary Talbot – Tumut (G9), 2
Justin Loxley – Lake Cargelligo (G20), 2
Mark Hughes – Temora (G9), 2
Pat Godfrey – Griffith (G20), 2
Col Slater – Cootamundra (G9), 2
Steve Kimball – Wagga Brothers (G9), 2
Terry Cronin – Wagga Kangaroos (G9), 2
Hugh Murdoch – Wagga Magpies (G9), 2