Former greats support local league
CURRENT Queensland Origin Coach Mal Meninga and former rugby league international Kerry Boustead were the honourable guests at the Whitsunday Old Bulls Fun night and Fund raising evening held at Hotel Metropole on Saturday night.
Meninga had a busy weekend travelling to Canberra on Friday to watch his former club the Canberra Raiders in action before he missed a connecting flight to Proserpine the next day and fortunately arrived just in time for the function.
It was only a short stay in the Whitsundays for the Queensland Origin immortal as on Sunday he had to be in Brisbane to be a guest at the Queensland Cup grand final.
Despite the hectic weekend, Meninga enjoyed what was an entertaining evening in Proserpine.
Craig Brown hosted the night with all guests enjoying the presence of their idols.
Former Proserpine and Queensland player Eddie Muller also attended the function along with former Proserpine and North Queensland player Matthew Dray.
The highlight of the night apart from the legends in attendance was the cabaret act of Billy ‘Tina Turner' Jesser.
The night was a major fundraiser for the Old Bulls who raise money to support rugby league at all levels in the Whitsundays.
This year, the club supported both junior and senior rugby league by sponsoring the premiership winning Whitsunday Brahmans reserve grade side along with several school teams.
The Old Bulls members who attended the function were amazed at the support they received in return from these groups.
Club president Colin Gow said that the club will continue its role in 2011.
Both Meninga and Boustead have fond memories of the Whitsundays going back many years and are set to return in the future.