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Special event to remember Paul

Memorial day: Paul Davis-Welsh who was killed in a car crash in 2009.
Memorial day: Paul Davis-Welsh who was killed in a car crash in 2009. Submitted

THE golfing and rugby league fraternity will combine for the inaugural Paul Davis-Welsh Memorial Golf Day at Nambucca Heads Island Golf Club on Friday, November 19.

On that day it will be exactly one year since young Paul’s tragic death in a motor vehicle accident at the age of 15.

An outstanding young man and gifted with athletic skills, Paul Jr – also known as “Bud” – had just agreed to a three-year contract to play rugby league with the Gold Coast Titans.

Paul Jr had also been selected in the NSW Indigenous under-16 squad and had it not been for that terrible accident, would have played in the curtain-raiser to the Indigenous and Australian All-Stars match.

His famous footballing father, Paul Davis Sr, promised his son’s memory would live on.

“Group 2 juniors have committed an annual perpetual award for the best and fairest player in the under-16 division and Caleb Gazzard of Coffs Harbour, one of Bud’s best mates, was the first winner,” Davis Sr said.

“We’ve also started the annual Greg Inglis and Paul Davis-Welsh Memorial junior rugby league tournament in Kempsey.

“This golf day is anticipated to become an annual tournament on the North Coast and family and friends are approaching businesses to provide support and assistance for the occasion.”

The day will consist of an 18-hole three-man Ambrose competition with the opportunity to play a round with past and present NRL players.

A light lunch and refreshments will be available along with a memorabilia auction and anyone who would like to take part should enter at the club.

“Newcastle Knights coach Rick Stone will be playing and I’m very proud to have broken Stoney’s record of two straight premierships when I won three with Macksville,” Davis said.

“He was a very great playing coach with Nambucca Roosters and will be bringing Matt Gidley with him for the day.”

Other rugby league personalities confirmed are Will Robinson and Larry Corowa and probably, Greg Inglis.

The proceeds of the memorabilia auction will go toward the Paul Davis-Welsh Memorial Foundation Inc and will further contribute to the organising of the 2011 Greg Inglis and Paul Davis-Welsh Memorial Junior Rugby League Tournament in April next year.

For more information or to offer assistance, contact Paul Sr on 04 5877 8246.



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