Indigenous golfers to tee off

NORTHERN United Rugby League Club tees off the NAIDOC Week celebrations early with a Reconciliation Golf Day today.

Groups of four will play 18 holes of Ambrose golf at the Lismore Workers Golf Club with prizes and trophies to be awarded.

Northern United club official Grantley Creighton has experience running similar events and hopes to make it a permanent fixture.

“We have been planning to bring one to this area for a while and it looks like it could be a winner,” Creighton said.

At least 70 have already registered to have a swing with everyone from the pro-hopeful to the hacker welcome.

Members of the Dirawongs’ first-grade squad will be joined by golfers from Maclean, Grafton and Woodenbong who will be looking to make their journey worthwhile.

Anyone keen to put one over the Dirawongs is welcome to join in.

“The golf day is open to all and in the spirit of reconciliation we are hoping to get golfers from all backgrounds to attend and make it an enjoyable day for all,” Creighton said.

The golf day is run today to tack on to the stallholders day at Heritage Park tomorrow, with celebrations to hit top speed when the Dirawongs host the Grafton Rhinos in the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League tomorrow.

The Dirawongs are only two points out of the NRRRL top five but face a Rhinos side that is on a three-game winning streak.

United will welcome aged pensioners and young people with a disability into Crozier Field for free.

The match will continue the celebration of Indigenous heritage of this country with Aboriginal dancers at half-time.

Those interested to play golf today can register for $20 from 7am. A barbecue breakfast will be held before a shotgun start between 8am and 8.30am.

For further information contact Grantley Creighton on 0402-309582.

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