The Bowral Black to Fund Raise for Floods

“The Bowral Blacks will be undertaking a fund raising day for the Queensland town of Condamine the first Saturday in March according to Bowral Blacks President Rob Taylor following last Monday’s BRU Committee meeting.

Mr Taylor said that the selection of Condamine came through a request from Blacks past President Tony Fountain who was the co-founder in the mid 1980’s of the Chinchilla River Rats Rugby Club which has now morphed into the Condamine Cods Rugby Club.

Another local connection here is that stock agent Ben Hindmarsh, son of former Wallaby Jim Hindmarsh, when based in nearby Miles, coached the Cods for two seasons.

Mr Taylor said that the appeal would be kicked off with a $500 donation from Tony Fountain and his Ray White Bowral/Ray White Rural Southern Highlands franchises and the chosen day, Saturday 5th March, is when Bowral are playing St Ives for the Waratah Steel Cup.

He said that the day would have a number of fundraising activities including an auction and all funds raised would be sent to the Condamine Cods for them to distribute as they see fit amongst those needing help in Condamine.

He added that through this connection, it is now hoped that from 2012 the Condamine Cods will be able to play against Albury,Bowral and Grenfell each year on a rotating basis for the Fountain Cup. This years fixture is to be conducted at Grenfell on the 12th March.

People wishing to donate prior to that day are asked to call at Ray White Bowral’s office where an official receipt will be given.

Mr Taylor said he felt this was a very positive way for the people of the Highlands to show support for a small Queensland community and he hoped that as many as possible will come to the Condamine Fund Raiser Day and along with raising much needed funds for that town, they would be entertained with some great rugby.

He said that this year the Blacks would be fielding firsts, seconds, thirds and Colts and a great season was being looked forward to.