Men of League host fundraiser at More derby clash between

GOOD CAUSE: Men of league's Tony Woodham carries one of the five framed prints to be auctioned in Moree on Sunday.
GOOD CAUSE: Men of league's Tony Woodham carries one of the five framed prints to be auctioned in Moree on Sunday.

If Sunday’s clash in Moree between the Boars and the Boomerangs isn’t a drawcard enough for local rugby league fans, then the Men of League will be sure to entice a crowd for their annual fundraiser.

Held at Boughton Oval, the Men of League hope to raise funds which will be put back into the Moree community to assist men, women and children of the rugby league community who’ve fallen on tough times.

Former Parramatta Eels player Neville Glover will attend the event to help conduct an auction of five items, but may bring more.

“This year we will have five framed prints of some of the greatest rugby league players of the modern time, including Cameron Smith, Peter Sterling, Brad Fittler, Darren Lockyer, and a special Johnathon Thurston print all signed by the players,” said Tony Woodham, of Men of League.

In his career with Parramatta from 1975-81, Glover scored 55 tries.

He also played 11 games for Penrith, represented New South Wales and played two Tests for Australia.

North West Men of League members encourage all lovers of rugby league to attend and bid generously.

For those who may not be familiar with the organisation, Men of League is a nationwide charity and since its conception in 2002, it has distributed more than $5 million in good will.

“The Men of League was formed by ex-rugby league players who saw a need for older people who were struggling, being left on their own, who weren’t getting any support in their old age [to be helped],” Woodham said.