David Peachey in action for Bellingen in the Matthew Locke Charity Match played in February.
David Peachey in action for Bellingen in the Matthew Locke Charity Match played in February.

Magpies raise funds but lose side

THERE has been both good and bad news coming from Bellingen Valley-Dorrigo this week.

The good news is that the club has once again proven itself the masters of raising a large amount of funds for a worthy cause.

Earlier in the year the club, along with the armed forces, played against each other in a match that featured veteran NRL champion David Peachey playing for Bellingen.

The match was played in memory of Sergeant Matthew Locke who grew up in Bellingen and so bravely gave up his life while serving in Afghanistan.

This Sunday at half time of the Magpies clash against Woolgoolga, club president Steve Glyde will present cheques totalling $11,571 to Legacy, Bellingen Valley Dorrigo Junior Rugby League and The Grub Club.

Organisation has already started for 2011 with the game set to be played on February 26.

The bad news is that the club will not be fielding a reserve grade team for the remaining five rounds of the Group 2 season.

It has been no secret that the Magpies have been battling a crippling injury count recently as well as a lack of players.

The club made the hard decision to remove themselves from the reserve grade competition after finding that it was a battle the club couldn’t win.



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