Mak­ing a dif­fer­ence

Men of League golf fundrais­ing day secures big names of NRL

The Western Star - - SPORT - Molly Han­cock Molly.Han­cock@west­ern­starnews.com

GOLF: Mara­noa lo­cals are in­vited to come and join the Men of League golf day next Satur­day.

The ini­tia­tive was started three years ago in con­junc­tion with the golf club to raise funds for the Men of League cam­paign.

Chair­man of the Roma District Rugby League Club Peter Flynn said the day was an op­por­tu­nity for money to be raised for ex-rugby league platers down on their luck.

“It is an Aus­tralia-wide or­gan­i­sa­tion that aims to help those in­volved with rugby league, both play­ers and vol­un­teers. One of the big­gest charity or­gan­i­sa­tions in Aus­tralia and is of­fi­cially sup­ported by the NRL,” Mr Flynn said.

“In the past we have raised money for mo­bil­ity scoot­ers, fuel vouch­ers, Christ­mas ham­pers and many dif­fer­ent op­tions.”

The golf day will be­gin on Satur­day morn­ing at 10am with guest ap­pear­ances from former Queens­land Ma­roons play­ers David Shilling­ton, Michael Crocker and Chris Walker, as well as Cronulla Sharks util­ity Kurt Capewell and ex-Bronco Shane Walker.

“We have a four-per­son am­brose golf tour­na­ment kick­ing off at 10am with the main speak­ers and tee of around 12pm,” Men of League mem­ber and or­gan­iser Steve Outen said.

Ma­jor spon­sors for the day Dar­ryl and Judy Har­land, Coho Re­sources, Ki­netic En­ergy and Toll En­ergy. AAM In­vestor Group are also spon­sor­ing nine holes of the golf day.

“On the Satur­day these NRL play­ers are com­ing to our golf day and AAM have also or­gan­ised a dona­tion of $5000 to the NRL State of Mind pro­gram,” Mr Flynn said.

PHOTO: MOLLY HAN­COCK

SUP­PORT: Steve Outen and Owen Lin­grad from Men of League are pre­par­ing for their an­nual golf fundrais­ing day next week­end.

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