Giv­ing back to the lo­cal rugby league com­mu­nity

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Adam McCleery

Kev Em­berly If any­one de­serves it, it’s Peter Dunn.

THE Fraser Coast Men of League Foun­da­tion will do­nate a mo­torised scooter to Gayndah man Peter Dunn, who has been a stal­wart in the rugby league com­mu­nity for 60 years.

Fraser Coast Men of League Foun­da­tion pres­i­dent Kev Em­berly said the role of the foun­da­tion was wel­fare and giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity.

“This is com­ing un­der the wel­fare sec­tion of our or­gan­i­sa­tion,” Mr Em­berly said.

“Men of League help peo­ple in the rugby league com­mu­nity no mat­ter what they do, player, can­teen vol­un­teer, ref­eree, any­one in­volved with rugby league.”

Mr Em­berly said it would be hard to find a club that hadn’t heard of Peter Dunn.

“The whole of Queens­land knows about Peter Dunn, he has been in­volved with the game for 60 years, strap­ping for ju­niors and se­niors.”

Mr Dunn will be pre­sented with the mo­torised scooter this Satur­day at 3pm af­ter the ju­nior game has wrapped.

“When I men­tioned to Peter about the mo­torised scooter the first thing he said was he didn’t de­serve it,” Mr Em­berly said.

“If any­one de­serves it, it’s Peter Dunn.”

Gary Pearson will present the mo­torised scooter to Mr Dunn.

Mr Pearson played for Queens­land and is now the wel­fare of­fi­cer for the Fraser Coast Men of League Foun­da­tion.

The Gayndah foot­ball club has also been work­ing to make the day spe­cial for Mr Dunn.

“They are try­ing to get back as many friends of Peter’s as well as older play­ers and so far they have been do­ing a pretty good job,” Mr Em­berly said.

“We will be hav­ing a raf­fle too, with any money we raise go­ing back into wel­fare and the com­mu­nity.”

Mr Em­berly said the Men of League lived by its slo­gan of car­ing for the men, women and chil­dren of the rugby league com­mu­nity and would con­tinue to do so.

For more in­for­ma­tion you can visit their web­site at www.menofleague.com.

PHOTO: ADAM MCCLEERY

LAST­ING LE­GACY: Peter Dunn on Aus­tralia Day when the Gayndah oval was named in his hon­our.

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