Tweed Tigers: Noel Shepherd, Jai Pursell and Colin Richards.
Tweed Tigers: Noel Shepherd, Jai Pursell and Colin Richards.

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.



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