Mick Magnay (left) takes Bellingen forward Matt Bush through his boxing paces ahead of tomorrows fight night.
Mick Magnay (left) takes Bellingen forward Matt Bush through his boxing paces ahead of tomorrows fight night.

Magpies put up a fight

By BRAD GREENSHIELDS

FOOTBALL clubs are always on the lookout for a way to raise some much-needed funds but the Bellinger Valley-Dorrigo Magpies look like they're onto a winner tomorrow night.

Reserve grade coach Mick Magnay is putting his experience as a boxing promoter to good use to organise a fight night at the Catholic Club with all the proceeds raised going towards the Magpies' coffers.

"It should be a good night, we've got a great main event and four footballers have put their hand up for the club," Magnay said.

"And a couple of those guys can really fight."

Already 25 corporate tables have been sold with football fans getting behind tomorrow night's events while general admission tickets at only $15 per head are being snapped up quickly.

"There's 16 bouts in total and they're all amateur fights," the brains behind the fight night said.

"The main event should be one worth watching."

Current Australian super middleweight champ Adam Jones from Yamba is set for a torrid four-rounder as he goes toe-to-toe with former champ Cameron Dunn.

Most Magpies players and supporters though will be keen to see the form of their teammates like Matt Bush and Jake Jolly when they enter into the ring.

Bush will be facing Tamworth forward Ben Crawley while Jolly will be involved in a little Group 2 'grudge' match when he takes on Woolgoolga Bill Jurotte.

There's plenty of other footballing stoushes and amateur bouts featuring locals set for tomorrow night at the Catholic Club which will also have the usual memorabilia auctions.



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