Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Club Snags Golden Opportunity

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Club Snags Golden Opportunity

Article excerpt

THE BOYNE Tannum HookUp has turned out to be a golden opportunity for the Gladstone Wallabys Rugby League Club.

Volunteers have set up a large food and drinks tent at the top of the park as part of a major fundraising push for better facilities.

Black and gold club senior member Daral Corbett was up at 3.30am on Friday to bring down ice for the drinks and start the barbecue.

"It was an early start but it was worth it ... we had people in for the early bird draws at 6 o'clock," he said.

The $5 egg and bacon rolls proved to be especially popular.

"I reckon we sold about 200 of them just on Friday morning," he said.

Club president Darren Martin said it was the first year the Wallabys had been invited to raise funds at the HookUp, and he hoped to return to the event for many years to come.

"When we were offered it we knew it was a great opportunity, so we grabbed it with both hands," he said. …

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