Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Wattles Have Organised Big Day for Flood Victims

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Wattles Have Organised Big Day for Flood Victims

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THE Wattles Warriors Rugby League Club has thrown its muscle behind a campaign to offer support to some who have suffered tragically in the Queensland floods earlier this year.

Wattles president Barry Glass and his committee are currently busy with arrangements for the 2011 Wattles Great Copper Wallopin Flood Tribute Day that is expected to bring a massive crowd of league devotees and supporters to Clifton's Platz Oval on March 26.

Wattles annually adopt a charity that they support throughout the season, with the Endeavour Foundation, Care-Flight and the Kim Walters Appeal two of many over past seasons.

Wattles will play Souths in round four on a day when the Ragh Family Trophy will be up for grabs in the club games.

The day will also feature a City versus Country Queensland Police clash.

Police rugby league players from as far afield as Charleville and Cairns will converge on Clifton for the inaugural City/Country Copper Wallopin.

Clifton police officer Greg Burton, a former state police team representative and Toowoomba Clydesdales player, will take the field flying the local colours.

Among special guests on the day will be John Tyson and his three sons Chris, Kyle and Blake Rice.

The family experienced the tragedy losing their wife, mother, son and brother Co Donna and 13-year-old Jordan Co when freakish floods took their lives on January 10 in Toowoomba. Jordan died a hero, insisting his brother Blake be rescued ahead of him, before he and his mother were swept away from rescuers in the treacherous flow.

The Wattles senior and junior rugby league clubs have also decided to sponsor two rugby league clubs that have suffered traumatically due to the floods.

Committee members and representatives of the Kilcoy Yowies District Rugby League Club and also the Stanley Rivers Wolves Junior Rugby League Club at Woodford will attend the flood tribute day. …

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