Giving back to the local rugby league community
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.
LASTING LEGACY: Peter Dunn on Australia Day when the Gayndah oval was named in his honour.