Donation Will ‘Open Doors’ for Participation

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Graham Binner from McRae Motors and Chris Payne - Holden Victoria and Tasmania Sales Manager present a cheque to Sten Sakkas. Photo: TruPics

A rugby league club that provides sporting opportunities for our local aboriginal community has received $13,500 for new uniforms and to help create a junior team thanks to Holden’s Home Ground Advantage program.

The Murray River Warriors have men’s and women’s teams competing in the Murray Cup Rugby League competition, with hopes of forming a junior team.

Club President Sten Sakkas says the grant will have a significant impact in encouraging local families to participate in sport, they may not otherwise afford.

Players, Holden & McRae Motors representatives and AlburyCity Mayor Kevin Mack join the cheque handover celebrations.
Players, Holden & McRae Motors representatives and AlburyCity Mayor Kevin Mack join the cheque handover celebrations.

“We’re stoked. This grant will open so many doors for families that can’t afford to play,” Sten said.

“Our club is about more than just playing football. If we can form a junior team and get them to emulate our seniors and compete as a family, it gets them involved in the community and being active, enjoying each other’s company.”

Local Holden dealer Graham Binner of McRae Motors said supporting grassroots clubs like Murray River Warriors was why the program was created.

“Local sporting clubs play a really important role within their communities and we are thrilled to help invest in their futures,” Graham said.