ustralian and Queensland rugby league great Martin Bella shares a joke with young Camp Quality participant Dylan Bales
ustralian and Queensland rugby league great Martin Bella shares a joke with young Camp Quality participant Dylan Bales

Still legend by any other name

DYLAN Bayles and former New Zealand football player Tawera Nikau give a different meaning to word 'legends'.

Although the Australian and New Zealand teams will be the legends of the game tonight, Dylan and Tawera are also legends in their own right.

The pair have each had to deal with trauma in their lives, in two very different ways.

Dylan was diagnosed with cancer at the age of six, and both he and his family were forced to battle the emotional and financial strain put on them by the disease.

Last night, locals had the opportunity to listen to Dylan's and Tawera's stories at the Sportman's Dinner in aid of Camp Quality.

Dylan told people about being diagnosed with cancer and the assistance he received from Camp Quality, while Tawera, who represented the Kiwis with distinction in 19 tests and won the NRL premiership with Melbourne, told guests of the heartbreaking loss of his first wife to suicide and his bravery in the face of adversity when he lost his leg in a motorcycle accident three years ago.



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