Five local Helensburgh kids Jayden Thwaite, Adam Dee, Kobe Bell, Hayden Shoemark and Tyra R Thwaite have been selected to represent Australia in the National Touch Rugby Association Trans-Tasman Tour to New Zealand. The families are holding a fundraiser to help cover the costs of this tour and they would love your support.
“We are holding an afternoon of Jazz/Country Music featuring my band and Triple Karma on Sunday 12th October at Centennial Hotel, Helensburgh” said organiser, Jackie Dee, “There will be nibblies and raffle prizes to be won.”
“The kids all went through a selection process whilst playing in a State Cup Tournament which then progressed to NSW selection where the kids competed in a State of Origin Tournament held in Coffs Harbour in July this year.”
“The general age group of the kids is from 13 to 17 years, and they have been playing touch, on average, around 3 years. They are generally active in other local sports like Rugby League, Surf Club and Oz Tag.”
“The tour goes for 3 days from 16th to 19th October in a best of three competition and the average cost per family is $3-4k so we need to raise as much money as we can.”