Lacing up for Boot

Twenty-four teams from all over the state will contest the Golden Boot Touch Carnival at Narrandera sportsground on November 13.

A full complement of 24 teams will contest the Golden Boot Touch Carnival at Narrandera sportsground on November 13.

Organiser Marc Lawrence is hoping the carnival will raise over $10,000 for this year’s beneficiary, NSW Police Legacy.

The teams entered are Wagga Reserve Wookies, Wagga Wookies, Murrumbidgee Old Dogs, Murrumbidgee Young Pups, Albury Astros, Albury Braves, Bondi Beavers, Maroubra Bunnies x 2, Liverpool Kings, Liverpool Llamas, Central Met Vikings, Tactical Bear Cats, Central West Thunder, Chifley Phantoms, Victorian Police, Camden Cowboys, Outback Outlaws (Bourke), Narrandera Leeton, Parramatta, PORS, Cootamundra, Southern Squirrels and Narrandera Fire and Rescue.

Games get underway at 9am with the men’s and women’s Narrandera Gift handicapped sprint races during the lunch break followed by a mascot race and the grand final match from 3.30pm.

A social evening will be held on the Wednesday night at the showground to support the Narrandera Imperial Football Club and the Narrandera Lizards Rugby League Club.

Marc said while the day was a good opportunity to raise funds for and foster awareness of much needed causes, it also gave Police and emergency services workers the chance to catch up with colleagues they may not have seen for some time in a social setting.

“We are fortunate in the police we move around the state making new friends and they really enjoy catching up with colleagues,” he said. “Police Legacy is a charity close to the heart of every police officer in the state – it has always been there for family, friends or colleagues who have passed away, or for those seriously injured at work.”

NSW Policy Deputy Commissioner of Police Regional Field Operations Gary Worboys will be among the special guests.

The best male player on the day will receive the Steve Bradshaw Medal while the best female player will receive the Bridget Smith Medal.

“It will be good to crack $10,000 this year – it is a benchmark we have tried to reach each year and we are all pretty confident we can get there,” Marc said.

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