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Cowboys captain helps Valleys club build dreams

Valley's President Keiran Lawler is holding a fundraiser so the club can finish building their clubhouse.
Valley's President Keiran Lawler is holding a fundraiser so the club can finish building their clubhouse. Tom Huntley

KEEN rugby league fans can get their hands on great memorabilia while wining and dining with Queensland and NRL great Johnathan Thurston.

The Cowboys captain has graciously donated his time and some memorabilia to Valleys Rugby League Club.

The memorabilia will be auctioned to raise funds to complete construction of Valleys' clubhouse.

The goods, which include signed jerseys and the boots and jersey Thurston wore in State of Origin game three last year, will go under the hammer at The Grand Hotel next Saturday.

Tickets can be bought at the Gladstone Entertainment Centre.

Thurston said he was more than happy to lend a hand.

"I just wanted to help out and support junior rugby league," Thurston said.

With the funds raised to go towards fixing up club facilities and getting pads for the juniors, he said it was a worthy cause.

"I've got a big following throughout Queensland and Central Queensland so I thought 'why not'."

Thurston said it was important to assist grassroots rugby league.

"Junior rugby league, that's where the heart is.

"You certainly have to help out where you can."

Valleys senior president Keiran Lawler said the memorabilia would raise vital funds for the club.

With a QGC grant and previous fundraisers providing enough money to get the clubhouse construction started, Lawler said without the help of this auction the clubhouse would just be a shell.

"We don't have any money left to do inside," Lawler said. He said the "rare" items on offer were priceless.

"There isn't a lot of them out there. It would be pretty special for someone to have, especially for Gladstone not being a major city."

But he said if you wanted the chance to own one of these items, you had better hurry and get your ticket because they were selling fast.

Tickets

  • Valleys pre-season fundraiser at the Grand Hotel on January 26 with special guests Johnathan Thurston and Chris Walker
  • Tickets can be purchased through the Gladstone Entertainment Centre by contacting 49722822 or heading to gec.gladstonerc.qld.gov.au
  • Tickets are $150 (18+ event).

Under the hammer

What Johnathan Thurston will bring to be auctioned:

  • A signed Cowboys jersey
  • A signed Australia jersey
  • A signed Indigenous jersey
  • The football boots he wore in State of Origin game three last year
  • The jersey he wore in State of Origin game three last year

Topics:  gladstone rugby league johnathan thurston valleys rugby league club



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