This Sunday at Lawson Park the Grenfell Rugby League Football Club, in conjunction with "Old Boys" teams the Quandialla Echidnas and the Grenfell Dinosaurs, will be holding an awareness and fundraiser day for Motor Neurone Disease.
The program of events for the day is as follows:
11am Youth - Grenfell v Manildra, 12.20pm League Tag - Grenfell v Manildra, 1.40pm Old Boys - Grenfell v Quandialla, 2.30pm First Grade - Grenfell v Manildra, 4.00pm - After Game at the Bowling Club - including jersey auctions.
Although the First Grade game is crucial for the Goannas a highlight of the day will be the first ever "Old Boys" game for Quandialla who last appeared in the Woodbridge Cup in 1991.
There was a fierce rivalry between Grenfell and Quandialla and the local derbies were always tough and passionate affairs.
It is great to see the two teams come together again for a good cause with the rivalry and passion replaced by a bit of fun and renewing acquaintances.
The fundraising activities will include a raffle for a fully dressed lamb, proceeds of the Bar, and later at the Bowling Club a bucket donation drop and the auctioning of four jumpers. A fully signed Canterbury Bulldogs jumper featuring their 2012 Grand Final team and a 2019 Parramatta jumper signed by the 17 players who started in the 2019 Grand Final will be part of the auction.
The other two signed jumpers will consist of those worn by each of the "Old Boys" teams and will therefore be unique.Thanks to our sponsors Chris' Bakery (Bulldogs Jumper), and Chris & Janette Dixon of Lavendo Pastoral Co. (Dressed Lamb) for their donations. A big thanks to ex Grenfell player Chris Berry for donating the Parramatta jumper.
Results from last week
Last Sunday the boys were on the road again when they travelled out to Trundle to take on the Boomers. After being down 12-6 at half time, they played their worst football of the season in the second half and eventually went down 36-10. In the second half, the boys made too many handling errors against a committed Trundle outfit but they will look to put that behind them and improve against Manildra on Sunday. Best and Fairest points went to Lochlan Kiss (3), Lachlan Stevens (2), and Luke Mcdean (1) with Luke and Joel Wheeler picking up joint players player. Tries were scored by Joel Wheeler and Nate Wilson with Lachlan Stevens kicking one goal.
The Girlannas flew the flag for the club on the weekend picking up our only win. They travelled out to Peak Hill on Saturday and after leading the locals 28 nil at half time they went on to win 42 nil and consolidate their spot as equal competition leaders. A highlight for the Girlannas was Zoe Gavin who achieved the rare feat of scoring six tries. Zoe picked up the players player and three Best and Fairest points with two points to Alicia White and a point to Chelsea Anderson. Other try scorers were Cindy Lawler, Breanna Anderson, and Chrystal Hucker who also kicked three goals.
Last Saturday the Goannas made the road trip out to Peak Hill to take on the Roosters. Peak Hill have been in a rich vein of form recently and this continued on Saturday when they out played and out enthused the Goannas to the tune of 50-24 after leading 28-20 at half time. The Goannas have an important game this Sunday against Manildra and will be hoping to improve on home soil. Players player was Daniel Harveyson who also picked up two Best and Fairest points with the other points going to Travis Bryant (3) and Sam Ingram (1). Our five tries were scored by Dan Harveyson, Lachlan Stevens, Desi Doolan, Ty Ashe, and Sam Ingram whilst Ricky Whitton piloted over two goals.