Gladstone rugby celebrates
THOSE looking for a little GRUF and tumble this weekend should get along to the family day at the Meteors’ home ground.
On Saturday there is a monster card of rugby at the ground, across from the Botanic Gardens on Glenlyon Road, starting with a clash of former titans in a tri-way competition.
A golden oldies round robin starts at midday, with the local GRUFC combination taking on the Bundaberg Rum Ruckers and Hervey Bay Bat Attack.
This is one of the few home games at the Meteors ground this season, and the club is hoping there will be a big crowd to cheer on the local reserve and A grade teams.
While the golden oldies games are meant to be light-hearted matches, no doubt once the boots are on and the hearts start pumping, the field will be no place for the faint-hearted.
At 2pm Boars and University A face off in the reserves game, followed by the main game between Meteors and University A.
Both Gladstone teams will be keen to post a win on their home patch. The club has not enjoyed the most successful year so far, and a home-ground win would no doubt be celebrated.
The day is also one of fundraising – the GRUFC has signed up to the Call to Arms fundraiser, which gathers funds for the Queensland Cancer Council.
A raffle is being held, at $2 a ticket, and there are three fantastic prizes up for grabs.
First prize is a Wallabies jersey signed by the 2009 grand slam team and framed.
Second prize is a framed cricket hat signed by Michael Clarke, Mike Hussey, Matthew Hayden and Queensland’s favourite cricketer, Andrew Symonds.
Third prize is a signed Western Reds ball.
Entry is by gold coin donation and there will be a full canteen and bar available all day.