All photos taken by Danielle Underwood Of Dk Photography Capturing Memorable Moments
MEDOWIE Rugby hosted another emotion-charged, fun-filled night at their home ground on Boyd Oval last weekend for Memorial Round.
Formerly known as ‘Herbie’s Round’ in memory of a fallen club member, Graham “Herbie” Gallagher, the club renamed the day to be the Memorial Round this year, to honour all fallen players and club members.
The rugby club hosted a family friendly night, with jumping castles, face painting, games of rugby, raffles and games at half time and food galore.
Players were presented their brand new jersey by some of the Medowie Rugby Club major sponsors, Daniel Walk from Walk Electrical and representatives from Lakeside Tavern.
There were two games on the night, firstly the highly anticipated Medowie Old Boys versus the Terrace Uglies match, then the main event of Medowie Marauders versus Cessnock.
The Medowie Old Boys had a great game, sharing some good laughs and merriment with the crowd.
The main match of Medowie Marauders versus the Cessnock Greyhounds was closely fought, but eventually saw Medowie come out on top 12-7.
Marauders player, John Atama, told News Of The Area, “We had a great crowd, and it was a fantastic night.”
“We dedicated our match to our mate, Paula Raqio, who sadly lost his life in 2014, and I know Cessnock were mourning a few mates on the night too.”
“We had a minute’s silence at the beginning of the match to honour all past club members and players from both sides who left us too soon,” he said.
A great night was had by all, with a large crowd from all participating teams getting together to watch some top rugby and have fun.
Lisa Cook, Medowie Rugby Club representative, told News Of The Area, “The Club loves it when they can put on a great night for the community and be able to provide somewhere where you can bring the whole family, young and old alike.”
“It’s just great to see the community together and we can’t wait to get together again.”
By Rachael VAUGHAN