Fire­fighter wins trip to grand fi­nal

South Western Times - - News -

PEM­BER­TON busi­ness owner and fire­fighter Greg Ham­lyn has won the ul­ti­mate foot­ball trip and is jet­ting off to Mel­bourne for the AFL Grand Fi­nal this week.

Mr Ham­lyn en­tered the Statewide com­pe­ti­tion run by The West Aus­tralian Re­gional News­pa­pers after mak­ing a pur­chase at the Pem­ber­ton Gen­eral Store.

Mr Ham­lyn said he was “ec­static” to win the prize worth more than $5000 that in­cludes game tick­ets, flights and accommodation.

“I want to thank West Aus­tralian News­pa­pers for the com­pe­ti­tion, it’s a fan­tas­tic prize and you never think you’re go­ing to win some­thing like that,” he said.

“I’m look­ing for­ward to the energy of a 100,000seat sta­dium.”

The West Coast Ea­gles sup­porter said although his team did not make it to the grand fi­nal he was still ex­cited to at­tend and en­joy the at­mos­phere. Pem­ber­ton Gen­eral Store own­ers Lionel Lee and Sheree Star­ling-Lee said they were happy that some­one from Pem­ber­ton won the com­pe­ti­tion.

The com­pe­ti­tion ran in news­pa­pers across Western Aus­tralia, in­clud­ing the South Western Times, and at­tracted more than 5000 en­tries.

Pic­ture: Ce­cilia Allen

Pem­ber­ton res­i­dent Greg Ham­lyn, Pem­ber­ton Gen­eral Store own­ers Lionel Lee and Sheree Star­ling-Lee and Man­jimup-Bridgetown Times branch man­ager Pe­tula Hol­land cel­e­brate Mr Ham­lyn win­ning the AFL Ul­ti­mate Footy Trip.

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