Clubs do­nate af­ter house fire

Isis Town and Country - - Sport -

IT GIVES me great plea­sure to re­port on our ac­tiv­i­ties over the week­end.

Wyn­num club mem­bers Digit, Un­der­taker, Don­key, Ir­ish, Jeff and Agent 86 con­ducted a sec­ond week of fundrais­ing for the Koopu fam­ily of Wyn­num.

The Koopu fam­ily mem­bers lost their home in a tragic house fire and were left with only the clothes on their back.

The Rugby com­mu­nity of Bund­aberg do­nated the grand sum of $524.10. In ad­di­tion to this, Rum Ruck­ers pur­chased from Struddy’s Sports a pair of sport­ing shoes for each of the Koopu chil­dren.

Satur­day: On ar­rival at Wyn­num Club Grounds the team was greeted by the site of four beau­ti­ful pitches nes­tled against the back­drop of Mor­ton Bay.

The bus bud­dies were quick to catch up with team­mates who had trav­elled to Brisbane separately.

Teams rep­re­sented at the fes­ti­val in­cluded Wyn­num, XXXX, Sun­ny­bank, GPS, Pine Rivers, Lo­gan, Goodna, Gladstone, Her­vey Bay, Isis, Bears, Bod­gies, Wests, Tooth­less Tigers, Crabs, Easts Old Boys, Red­cliffe and Rum Ruck­ers.

Rum Ruck­ers were teamed with XXXX Goldies for the af­ter­noon’s draw, with us play­ing Wyn­num club in round one, then Goodna group in round two and then we were given the op­por­tu­nity to be mem­bers of a Bar­bar­ian team to take on a Wyn­num Pres­i­dent’s First XV.

Fol­low­ing the rugby the teams sup­ported the raf­fles, bar and can­teen be­fore a pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony was con­ducted for the Koopu fam­ily.

Rum Ruck­ers pre­sented Ste­wart Koopu with one of our club ties, pre­sented the four Koopu chil­dren with their new sport­ing shoes, on be­half of the Bund­aberg rugby com­mu­nity.

The teams pre­sented the sum of $600.00 (ad­di­tional funds were added by in­di­vid­u­als at the fes­ti­val dur­ing the day) to the fam­ily.

The Koopu fam­ily was ap­pre­cia­tive of the sup­port shown to them as was the Wyn­num club and the wider Queens­land vet­eran rugby com­mu­nity.

On Satur­day peo­ple couldn’t be­lieve that teams trav­elled so far at short no­tice to join in on the ac­tiv­i­ties and show their sup­port.

The storms and rain made for a dif­fi­cult trip home, with the teams ar­riv­ing home a lit­tle later than planned.

All play­ers had a great day. It was a great trip, and the team should be very proud of their achieve­ments.


SUP­PORT­ING MATES: Fundrais­ing for the Koopu fam­ily that lost their house in a fire.

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