Tigers join flood relief effort
TWEED Coast Tigers took time out at the weekend to help those struggling to recover from Queensland’s flood disaster.
Seniors’ captain Jai Pursell gathered a crew of five players, armed with a water gurney, esky and barbecue.
“The people were just overwhelmed,” he said.
“Just being able to offer them cold drinks and a hot barbecue after they’ve been living off bare essentials and no power.”
Colin Richards, the club’s co-founder and last year’s president said he was shocked at how quickly the clean-up effort was progressing.
“Everyone’s done such an amazing job that by the time we got there a lot was already done,” Mr Richards said.
The team wished to thank businesses for their contributions.
Two bakeries, a butcher and a supermarket contributed food, and a bottle shop supplied a water gurney.
The Tigers are now firing up to defend last year’s premiership.
The team expects a busy season with plenty of home games at the Pottsville oval.