FLASHBACK: Brett Loy in better days ... making a break for Casino against Byron Bay in 2001.
FLASHBACK: Brett Loy in better days ... making a break for Casino against Byron Bay in 2001.

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DURING the early 2000s Brett Loy was one of the outstanding footballers in Group One.

Many believe he had the ability to take his footy to a higher level.

Unfortunately, he was constantly hindered by hamstring troubles.

Just a few weeks ago Brett, just 24, was diagnosed with advanced Hodgkin's Lymphoma, an aggressive form of cancer.

Brett and his girlfriend Rebecca have been forced to return home to Casino, leaving their jobs to fight the disease.

While the physical and emotional battle is enormous, the financial expenses associated with the treatment are substantial.

The cost associated with travelling to receive treatment, the loss of income and the incidental expenses are overwhelming.

A charity golf day has been organised for Sunday, August 7 at the Casino Golf Club.

It's a three-person Ambrose with two shotgun starts (6.30am and 11.30am).

Those interested can call Ian Halliday at the Casino Golf Club on 6662 4047.

Those people out there who would like to sponsor the day or give donations can contact Andrew Campbell or Lani Beddoes (6662 0099) or call Tony Johnston at Just Brakes and Exhaust (6662 4660).

I challenge all Rugby League supporters out there to lend a hand to a great young bloke. No matter what colour guernsey you wear or what flag you fly, we are all members of the Rugby League family and when someone's doing it hard, we should all chip in to do our bit.

On a lighter note, I reckon I have thrown Brett the best pass he's ever received to score a try.

Playing in Casino one day I saw an overlap and threw a long cut-out pass, straight on to Brett's chest. He catches it and runs 70 metres for a try.

Only problem was, he was playing for Casino and me Marist Brothers ... bloody intercept.League Loy-alty



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