A Rugby game that’s sure to be a Hoot!
The most talked about Football game this side of the mountains is on again.. that’s right! The old boys are ironing their socks and stretching their hammies ready for the big game of 2019.
On Sunday, July 7, be sure to grab your family, friends, maybe even a camera (the blokes like to say one with a wide angled lens) and pop out to Spring Hill Recreational Ground for a great day of watching ‘the oldies’ play rugby union.
If that isn’t enticing enough, the boys don’t just do this for their own and our amusement, they will be raising money and all proceeds from the day are going to ‘Give me 5 for Kids’.
This is the third year Spring Hill have hosted the charity match and everyone involved hopes to keep it ongoing, the dedication is evident, after last year the boys played in the snow.
Depending on who turns up on the day players will come from Emulators, Bathurst Old Bulls, Spring Hill Wood Ducks. The age group is from 35 years -100 years, anyone is most welcome to come and play even if you’ve never played before. Organisers are also hoping to have a women’s game played before the oldies take the field.
Emulator, Clive Walker said, “Everything is donated on the day, the meat, bread and raffle prizes, we are very thankful for that. Since we started this charity game we have raised over $12,000, we are very proud of that.”
“Last year the boys realized it can be quite a bit of fun as long as you can walk afterwards, it’s always played at a fairly fast pace,” Clive laughed.
Throughout the day there will be raffles and auctions to get involved with, and remember, it’s all going to a great cause.
Barry Winnell added, “It’s traditional to have a glass of Port before you start and one at the end of the game, you don’t have yellow cards, but you do have, what we call a ‘Port Penalty’.”
The winners from the day will have bragging rights and win the Wood Duck Trophy - what a prize!
A bus donated by Cook’s Bus Service will be leaving the Orange Emus ground at 11 o’clock for anyone who wants to head out for the day. Gates open at 12pm, the game kicks off at 1pm and a gold coin donation is required for entry. We will see you there!
If you are interested in taking the field for either the women’s game or the oldies game, you’re most welcome to just turn up on the day and throw on a jersey or contact Clive on 0429 637 298.