FEV'S VIEW: See the stars to support James McQuillan

Lavington gun Luke Garland could be among a host of O&M stars when it takes on the Hampton league. Gate takings will benefit injured Albury Tiger James McQuillan. Picture: KYLIE ESLER

Lavington gun Luke Garland could be among a host of O&M stars when it takes on the Hampton league. Gate takings will benefit injured Albury Tiger James McQuillan. Picture: KYLIE ESLER

A FEW weeks ago, my little mate Craig Ednie came to me with a great idea.

With May 24 fast approaching, the climb back to the top of the interleague rankings has well and truly started.

The squad is out and our clash with the Hampden league looms as a big day for our competition.

The best players have put their hands up to get us back to No. 1.

But it’s not just about a game of footy.

We want a massive crowd down at Wangaratta to help cheer the boys on.

That’s where Craig came in.

His idea was to see if the league would consider donating the profits from the gate on the day towards injured Albury player James McQuillan.

So we went to Aaron McGlynn, the general manager of the O and M, to see what he thought.

He agreed straight away that it was a fantastic idea.

A few boxes had to be ticked off first, of course, but it’s all a go.

All gate profits on the day will go towards James and his future fund.

Football can be a very funny game when it comes to the rivalries between players and clubs, but when someone is in need, the football community always finds a way to come together.

When mentioning this to the interleague squad, the players were very quick to make themselves available, which was great to see.

As we know, James suffered spinal damage in round 1 and is still in hospital recovering.

So on Saturday, May 24, we are asking the people of the Border and North East to come and support James and the league.

Not only will all profits from the game go towards James and the battle he faces, but there will also be donation tins around the ground on the day.

I can guarantee the players who take the field that day will put on a great show for everyone to watch.

See you there.

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