Backbone of the community chips in
By David Lee
AFTER floods and fire ripped open the hearts of a once robust community, the local Tallygaroopna Football and Netball Club (TFNC) are helping boost morale and maintain the Tallygaroopna township’s strength.
Recently playing host to patrons of the iconic Tallygaroopna Pub, the TFNC opened their doors and bar to locally affected residents, chefs and club members last Friday, treating them to a regular night out.
As well as opening the club’s doors every Thursday, Friday and after home games on Saturday nights the TFNC will be holding a fundraising night on Saturday, June 2 from 7pm presenting participants with a chance to enjoy great food and a welcoming atmosphere comprising of raffle draws, an auction and speech by guest speaker and retired Melbourne Football Club Player, David Neitz.
Committee Member of TFNC, David Steinberger spoke with The Adviser saying the football club is the backbone of the community.
“Everyone in Tallygaroopna was affected by the floods so we thought this would be a great way to help boost morale and raise money for the club at the same time.
“We’ve had a great response from local Shepparton businesses who have reached out to donate goods for the raffle.
“The Tally Pub was one of the major parts of the community and to be able to help give the township some normalcy was the least the club could do,” David said.
Bookings for the fundraising night are essential and attendees will have the chance to bid for many fantastic goods including a 12 foot boat, cameras, computer equipment, sporting memorabilia, clothing and a variety of services by local football and netball players such as portrait photography, trade and labour work.
For further information on the night, to donate goods or services for the club’s fundraiser night or to book, contact David Steinberger on 0439 323 021.