Players will be in a great head space this weekend
RUGBY LEAGUE: This weekend's round of matches holds a special significance off the field.
A few years ago, the Queensland Rugby League held a drought relief round across the state to raise money while last year, the Gladstone Rugby League Referees Association members voted to have an annual charity round where members donate money from their match payments to a charity or organisation and monies donated went to Camp Quality.
This year's recipient will be Headspace and Gladstone Rugby League Referees Association president Cameron Shearer tells why.
"This year I wanted to make sure that the money donated went to an organisation where it will have an impact locally," he said.
"I also wanted the money to go to an organisation that works with mental health and just under 75 per cent of the association members fall into the target audience for Headspace, so it make sense that we team with Headspace this year as our charity recipient."
This weekend all match officials will wear green socks to help raise awareness for Headspace and the work they do in the community.
Headspace Gladstone will have
a presence at the Junior Rugby
League fixtures this coming Friday night at Briffney Creek and at all senior games on Sunday at Marley Brown Oval.
Where: Marley Brown Oval
Women: Calliope v Tannum 12pm
Reserves: Valleys v Calliope 1.30pm; Wallabys v Brothers 3pm
U20: Gladstone Valleys v Brothers 4.30pm
A-grade: Gladstone Valleys v Brothers 6pm