NRL legends come to town

Just days before the 2018 NRL grand final, a match with just as much heart and soul, will kick-off in Queanbeyan. 

Vinnie's light switch will brighten the faces of locals in need

On Friday 28 September, former footy greats will go toe-to-toe with the Queanbeyan Blues at Seiffert Oval, to prove they still have game, passion, and determination – all for good causes. 

Almost 20 footy legends make-up the side, including Allan Tongue, Phil Bailey, Bradley Clyde, Brett Mullins and Jason Croker. Players will be under the guise of head coach of the Australian national team Mal Meninga and kept in line by renowned referee Bill Harrigan. 

The Legends Charity Match will raise money for two charities, Tree House and Respite Care For Queanbeyan.

Treehouse is a vibrant and welcoming centre where children from 0 – 8 years old with a disability or developmental delay are supported to develop and grow.

The game is also raising funds and community awareness around the need for a proposed respite care facility in Queanbeyan. Yvonne Cuschieri OAM, and a group of community minded residents are campaigning for a five-room respite care facility built to support those between the ages of 18 and 60 with a terminal or chronic illness.

The Legends Charity Match is proudly sponsored by David Reid Homes. Managing Director of David Reid Homes Ken Beissel said it’s great to bring the legends and some buzz into the town. “The town is really getting behind this match, we did something similar in Hay NSW and it was very successful. I am originally from Hay but Queanbeyan is my second home, I have played five footy grand finals here.

“We are looking to pack out the stadium, I am hoping for a 10,000 strong crowd. We want to raise a significant amount of money so we can make a significant contribution to these wonderful charities,” said Ken. 

 

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