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Rugby League – Goodooga plans celebration of past champions

Goodooga Magpies A-Grade Premiership winning team of 1988. Left to right - Christopher Powell, Brad Orcher, Sam Jackson, William Stanton, David O’Neill, John Stanton, Tom Stanton, Colin Cochrane and Neil Weatherall. Goodooga defeated Bourke in Bourke for the Group 15 trophy. Photo supplied

Supporters, community members, past and present players and their friends and family are invited to join a celebration of some of Goodooga’s great sporting talent at a reunion event in April.

In 1980, 1988 and 1990, the Goodooga Magpies Rugby League teams took out the championships in the Koori Knockout competition – also known back then as the Barwon Darling Cup.

Those players inspired a generation of highly talented and fiercely competitive football players who today consistently represent their town and club in major tournaments.

Vice President of the Magpies club Rikka Lamb said the reunion event on April 2 will give the community the opportunity to celebrate those past glories and look towards the future.

“We want to acknowledge those past champions and the current teams participating in the Koori Knockout, which is a competition that gives smaller clubs like the Magpies the chance to play against good opposition,” Rikka said.

“There is so much good young talent from Goodooga, and we want to provide pathways for that talent and not let it go to waste.

“The 1980, 1988 and 1990 teams won the championships in the Barwon Darling competition and most of those players will be back to attend the reunion and acknowledge those that put on the black and white jersey.

“We’re having a black and white dress code so everyone can strut their stuff on the red carpet in the Magpie colours, there’ll be food and live entertainment and we’d love to see everyone come along, eat drink and celebrate on Friday, April 2,” Rikka said.

Tickets are $25 per ticket and to find ut how to purchase go to the Magpies Facebook page.


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