League community rallies to support Raiders junior injured in tackle

Paramedics prepare to airlift the injured player from Old Bar to Westmead. Photo: supplied.

THE rugby league community has rallied to support the Lake Cathie Bonny Hills Raiders under 15s player who was seriously injured during a match against the Old Bar Pirates on Saturday, 22 June.

The teenager, whose given name is Mason, sustained suspected spinal injuries during a tackle in the final four minutes of the game at the Old Bar Sporting Fields.

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President of Group 3 Junior Rugby League, Warren Blissett praised the swift response of Old Bar trainer Rob Moorehead, who provided first aid at the ground.

Mason was then treated by paramedics and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter’s Critical Care team before being airlifted to Westmead Children’s Hospital in Sydney, where he continues to receive treatment.

Mr Blissett said he was “recovering well”, with doctors waiting for swelling to subside to better understand the extent of his injuries.

In the meantime, multiple organisations are supporting Mason and his parents as he recovers away from home.

“We all pitch in,” Mr Blissett said.

“Rebel Sports has been terrific in providing clothing because he arrived in Sydney with only his torn footy gear.

“The Family of League is supporting mum and dad [and] the Lake Cathie Bonny Hills Club is really underpinning all the family values it promotes.”

Representatives of the Canterbury Bulldogs, the team Mason supports, are also expected to make a “welfare visit”.


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