‘Boys’ de­liver on a shared so­cial am­bi­tion

Sup­port­ing young peo­ple and busi­nesses

Myrtleford Times - - News -

has 21 mem­bers who meet weekly and wel­come a guest speaker once a month.

“A cou­ple of weeks ago we had an in­cred­i­ble night with Keith Nightin­gale and we named him a leg­end of the group,” Bill Daw­son said.

“Last week we had a young bloke who is walk­ing across Aus­tralia from the south­ern tip of Tasmania to the top of Cape York.”

But the group’s main am­bi­tion is to sup­port the young peo­ple of Bright and ini­tially de­cided to do that by spon­sor­ing Bright’s un­der 15 net­ballers in their in­au­gu­ral Ovens and King cam­paign.

Af­ter all home games a Lazy Boys tro­phy to­gether with a cash award was given to one player.

“The award didn’t al­ways go to the best player but some­one that tried hard, sup­ported their team­mates or showed ded­i­ca­tion on and off the court,” Mr Daw­son said.

“We put on a mid-sea­son pizza night for the girls and an end of sea­son bar­beque to cel­e­brate the suc­cess of mak­ing the grand fi­nal in their first sea­son.

“It was fan­tas­tic to see the bond the girls cre­ated of the sea­son and that’s some­thing that we want to see them keep as they move on up through the ranks.”

They now plan on spon­sor­ing the Bright Wanderers’ un­der 14 cricket team this sea­son and be­fore the year is out will present their sec­ond ‘Pro­fes­sional ap­proach to busi­ness’ award.

“Every six months we plan to recog­nise a busi­ness that shows a pro­fes­sional ap­proach to the peo­ple of Bright and tourism,” Mr Daw­son said.

“We’ve got a plaque we present to the busi­ness – the first win­ner was Tom­a­hawks.

“We just want to show a bit of ap­pre­ci­a­tion to­wards lo­cal peo­ple.” COM­MU­NITY CON­NEC­TION: Tony Unsworth (back from left), Tony Donel­lan, Mark Buck­ley, Len Ty­ers and Des Saun­ders with (front from left) Rob Bushby Pat Walsh, Bill Andrews, Bren­dan Cud­more and Bill Daw­son – some of the mem­bers of Bright’s ‘Lazy Boys’.

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