Six pairs of specially painted game boots worn by Indigenous All Stars, including captain Johnathan Thurston and Preston Campbell, the game boots worn by NRL All Stars' Man of the Match Josh Dugan, 40 jerseys and a didgeridoo the Indigenous players helped to paint, are among items available in an online auction over the next month.
The auction gives rugby league fans the opportunity to own some unique memorabilia from last Saturday night's Harvey Norman All stars match while also helping to rebuild grass roots rugby league clubs affected by the recent Queensland floods and Cyclone Yasi.
The match between the Indigenous All Stars and NRL All Stars on the Gold Coast is a unique Australian celebration and players believed it was only fitting that the goodwill and spirit from the near 26,000 fans who attended the game, and thousands more who watched it, be rallied towards helping the millions of Australians whose lives have been thrown into turmoil during the recent disasters.
Online bidding started from midday Tuesday, February 15, and will run to midday Tuesday, March 1, at www.nrlauctions.com
Items include:- jerseys from all 40 players from the first half of the game
- boots painted by Indigenous artists and worn by six Indigenous All Stars players - JohnathanThurston, Preston Campbell (wore them on the night although did not play), George Rose, Jharal Yow Yeh, Greg Bird and Matthew Bowen
- game boots worn by NRL All Stars players Josh Dugan, Benji Marshall and Paul Gallen
- a didgeridoo that the Indigenous All Stars have all contributed to the painting of.