Rugby league fans will have the opportunity to own some unique memorabilia and help rebuild grass roots rugby league clubs affected by the recent Queensland floods and cyclone with players from Saturday’s Harvey Norman All Stars donating match-worn jerseys, specially painted boots and a didgeridoo for an online auction next week.
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 thousands of fans who will attend and watch the game be rallied towards helping the millions of Australians whose lives have been thrown into turmoil during the recent disasters.
Those who can’t attend the game where donations will be collected for the Premiers Flood Appeal will have the chance to bid online for some great items from midday Tuesday, February 15, to midday Tuesday, March 1, at http://www.facebook.com/NRLAuctions (don’t forget to fan this page so you receive a reminder when the auction starts).
Some of the items already confirmed include:
- jerseys from all 40 players from the first half of the game
- boots painted by Indigenous artists which will be worn by six players - Jonathon Thurston, Preston Campbell, George Rose, Jharal Yow Yeh, Greg Bird and Matthew Bowen
- a didgeridoo that the Indigenous All Stars have all contributed to the painting of.
A final list of memorabilia and other auction details will be available on www.nrl.com/allstars