Old rivals have united to become allies in an effort to provide relief in the wake of the region's recent bushfire crisis.
For the first time Wodonga sporting clubs Raiders, Bulldogs, Saints and Murray Crays have band together to raise much needed funds to help those affected by the fire devastation.
Wodonga Raiders donated $2,000 to Wodonga's Food Share from money raised at the recent New Year's Eve fireworks, with that total quickly matched by the Murray Crays Football club.
It wasn't long before football-netball clubs Bulldogs and Saints jumped on board, with the four entities joining to organise an Upper Murray Fire Charity Golf Day to be held at the Wodonga Golf Club on Friday, January 24.
Murray Crays' Phillip Kelly said it was great to see the four clubs unite for such a special cause.
"This is a pretty exceptional cause, and I think under pretty exceptional circumstances, it shows how the community can come together to help those in need," Kelly said.
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"You put your differences aside from on field and get together to do what you can to help the community.
"Together we can do it better and stronger.
"We can put a day on like this that can draw all of our sponsors, players and supporters.
"I think combined we can make a better effort of it and get a better result."
The upcoming four ball Ambrose event is expected to attract good numbers with space for 27 teams, with a fee of $240 per side.
Lunch and prizes will be shared with the clubs hoping to raise over $5,000 to help with the cost of rebuilding.
"We're expecting it to sell out very quickly," Kelly said.
"We've already got several sponsors on board and the Golf Club and Clubhouse have been fantastic in how they'll support the day.
"We're hoping to get a $10,000 hole in one hole going to create a bit of fun on the day and we're looking for sponsors to come on board to donate raffle items and auction items to boost numbers."
The Border clubs have in some way or another felt the effects of the fires, including the Raiders and Crays.
"We've got players up in Cudegwa who have been affected there, so that's one of the main reasons we want to focus on the Upper Murray," Raiders' Mick Wernert said.
"We've got players within the club that have had family lose their homes- I think it effects everyone either directly or indirectly," Kelly said.
For further information on the Fire Charity Golf Day you can contact any of the four clubs:
Bulldogs - 0438 598 258, Raiders - 0435 825 850, Crays - 0402 009 477 or Saints - 0451 281 312.