With the footy season right around the corner, what better way to kick off the year’s festivities than with a special luncheon in support of the Men of League Foundation.
The Men of League Penrith committee will be holding their 2016 Season Launch and Luncheon next month to not only celebrate the start of the rugby league season but to support the great people of the game who are doing it tough.
The event will take place at St Marys Rugby League Club and will feature a two-course lunch and drinks plus a special appearance by former Roosters and Eels player John ‘Bomber’ Peard and panel of experts including Kevin Kingston and Mark Hughes.
President of the Men of League Penrith, Alex McKenzie, said the event will be a great entry into the 2016 NRL season.
“We’ll have John Peard and a panel of experts chatting about the teams to watch and players to shine in 2016,” he said.
“John is a really good speaker and he’s very popular at the Men of League events in the Eastern Suburbs, so it’ll be great to have him out this way.
“The purpose of the luncheon is to support Men of League who do great things in the rugby league community for former players at all levels and their families, who have come across hard times both financially and non-financially.”
The Men of League 2016 Season Launch and Luncheon will be held at St Marys Leagues Club on Thursday, March 3 at 12.30pm. Tickets costs $100 per person.
Bookings must be made by Monday, February 29 by calling 0414 330 651 or visiting www.menofleague.com.
Nathan Taylor is the Weekender’s Deputy Editor and Senior Sports Writer. He also compiles the weekly Chatter on the Box TV column. Nathan is an award-winning journalist, who has worked at the Weekender for nearly a decade.