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Classic Wallabies heading to Moree, with support from MPSC

RESIDENTS of Moree Plains Shire, the greater north-western NSW,  and beyond are in for a treat on Saturday, March 23 when Moree Rugby Union Club – the Weebolla Bulls – welcomes a group of former Wallabies to Moree for a Wallabies Classic Match, thanks to a $2000 donation from Moree Plains Shire Council.

The donation, awarded through Council’s Public Donations financial assistance program, will contribute directly to the cost of hosting the Wallabies Classic Match which is expected to draw a huge crowd to the region, estimated in the thousands.

Moree Rugby Union Club president Paul King thanked the Council for its donation.

“This is a great event for our town and a fantastic opportunity to watch and meet some well-known former Wallabies,” Mr King said.

“With up to 3000 people predicted to attend, we are hoping that the influx of people will also help out local business in this difficult, dry time.”

The Classic Wallabies will take on the Central North over-35s Barbarian team, made up of an invitational side from Moree and some of the region’s best representative players. 

The afternoon will include a host of curtain-raiser matches featuring local clubs and players of all ages ahead of the main game.

In addition to the match, the Classic Wallabies team will hold a coaching clinic for junior clubs across the Central North zone and will visit local schools to teach students the fundamentals of rugby.

“These junior skills development clinics, fundraising events and exhibition matches are vital in supporting the ongoing growth and development of grassroots rugby in towns like Moree,” Mr King said.

Tickets are available pre-sale on-line at https://www.classicwallabies.com.au/event/classic-wallabies-vs-central-north-barbarians-moree/ or at the gate on the day.

If your community, sporting or educational group wishes to apply for financial assistance for a local event, function or sponsorship, applications for the period from July – September 2019 are due on June 14, 2019. 

Copies of the Public Donations Policy and Application form are available on the MPSC website https://www.mpsc.nsw.gov.au/index.php/events/428-needing-a-public-donation-by-council, at Council’s customer service centres at the Max Centre, Mungindi and Boggabilla, and also at the Moree Community Library.

Media Release: March 12, 2019