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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Matabele, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Would just like to applaud the club for donating 5 jerseys to the David Peachey Foundation aboriginal League Carnival being held in Dubbo this weekend:

    The Dubbo Chamber of Commerce and Industry is urging its membership base to support this weekend’s David Peachey Foundation Aboriginal Rugby League Carnival at the APEX OVAL.

    With Dubbo hero boy David Peachey set for a nostalgic farewell as he suits up one last time for the North Sydney Bears in this Saturday’s Premier League Grand Final in Sydney, the carnival is a very visual reminder of the profound impact he has had on Australian Rugby League over a long and proud career.

    The Carnival will be held at APEX Oval on September 29th and 30th and will attract participants from around the country. Also hosted will be the Ditch and Durries Netball Carnival.

    Chamber President Mrs Tina Reynolds said today:

    “The Peachey Foundation Carnival is one of the largest events on the Dubbo sporting calendar and brings many visitors to the region over the long weekend.”

    However, there is still a desperate need for sponsorship of the event and the Chamber of Commerce is urging its membership base to consider providing cash and goods to help support the carnival.

    “Local business reaps huge benefits from these high profile events” said Mrs Reynolds.

    Already cash sponsorship has come from several sources including A1 Tree Service.

    Counsellor Rod Towney is on the Organising Committee and is enthusiastic about the Carnival:

    “The trust was founded because of David Peachey’s ongoing interaction with Aboriginal communities around country NSW and many enquiries from talented young kids about what it takes to make it into the big leagues of sport as a professional athlete.

    Our current focus is on indigenous kids from rural and remote areas that excel or show potential in rugby league, with a long term view to extending to other sports.

    The Trust provides small grants and support mechanisms for indigenous kids who are participating in sport and representing their state or country.”

    Businesses and individuals that can contribute are being urged to contacts the Dubbo Chamber of Commerce as soon as possible.
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Agreed, yeah good on them!
     
  3. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I'll bet its 5 more jumpers than Souths are giving, yet they'll bleat on endlessly about their Southscare (government funded) rubbish.
     
  4. fLIP

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    To busy fitting out their 'stars' in Armani.
     
  5. Stuey Davis Socks

    Stuey Davis Socks Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Good move by the club. You just never know what little benefits might accrue to the club in the future for the sake of a few dollars.
     
  6. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    The club has a lot of support here already, but this goodwill will go a long way.

    Plus there might be some brilliant 17 year old running around that could be the next Cliff Lyons.
     
  7. Utility Player

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    There is a big Aboriginal knockout carnival on in Lismore this weekend as well.
    The local paper was saying Peachey would have played in it if he was not in the Bears premier League GF side, which seems strange if another competion named in his honour was going on at the same time.
    Mind you our local rag is not known for getting its facts right.
     
  8. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Peachey will be here on Monday morning to do a coaching clinic with kids from all over the district.

    We'll be handing over the jerseys over to the carnival organisers (including Peachey's mum) tomorrow - photo opportunity for the Liberal.

    I'd imagine the jumpers will be on the front or back page of Saturday's GF preview edition. :clap:
     
  9. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    A big thanks to Grant Mayer for sending up some Manly jerseys for the David Peachey Foundation Aboriginal Rugby League Carnival here in Dubbo. The organisers were absolutely ecstatic when they received them.

    Manly is the only NRL club to donate something (good going Souths!) and what better club to donate than one of the Grand Finalists.

    There's a sweet sense of irony that tomorrow's local paper will feature a photo of David Peachey's Mum with a Manly jersey draped all over her on the weekend he goes out playing a PL Grand Final for Norths!
     

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