‘Oldies’ put on a show
Slow motion knock ons, dirty tackles and forward passes, those were the picturesque views of the crowd who showed up to watch the Golden Oldies strap on their boots in Spring Hill, for the charity match raising money for, ‘Give Me 5 for Kids.’
But of all else, who can forget the laughs, the sportsmanship and the fun that was had on the very same field.
Spring Hill Wood Ducks, Emulators, Bathurst Old Dogs and Central West Old Bulls put on a show, thanks to the players and the generous crowd who showed up, an amazing $6,298 was raised.
The charity match has been running for three years now, player and organiser Clive Walker mentioned it was great to see so many people come through the gates and also ‘oldies’ show up to play and get involved, “We had 50 players or more which is the most we have ever had. Some of the youngens played a bit hard but we will sort that out next year,” Clive laughed, “Someone pulled my hair out too.”
Their half time/quarter time breaks included the traditional ‘port pick me ups’.
Barry Winnell added, “It was a great day, everything turned out well, even the weather, compared to last year which was a mix between snow and rain. This year was the biggest crowd we have seen to date, and being such a good day, all of the locals came down for a look.
Organisers would like to thank volunteers who helped in the lead up and on the day, “To our radio supporters, 2GZ and 107.5 Community Radio, Spring Hill Railway Hotel, Cooks Bus Service, everyone who turned up on the day and donated money, also who donated auction items, as well as our loyal sponsors. It couldn’t be done without you all.” Barry added, “From the three years we have been running this charity match, we have raised $18,000 for ‘Give Me 5 For Kids’, it’s such a great cause and it stays local.”
Both Barry and Clive ensure next year will be bigger and better, we look forward to the entertainment you ‘old boys’ bring us next year.