BEER MONEY: Grafton Ghosts captain-coach Ben McLennan and club president Neil Payne have welcomed new equipment supplied by Tooheys New. PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED
BEER MONEY: Grafton Ghosts captain-coach Ben McLennan and club president Neil Payne have welcomed new equipment supplied by Tooheys New. PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

Ghosts score a major boost from Tooheys New Footy Fund

COMMUNITY support has given the Grafton Ghosts a major boost with the club securing a swag of new equipment as part of a beer company promotional campaign.

The Ghosts have scored new goalpost pads, bags of training footballs and strapping tape and there is more, including a massage table, to come courtesy of the Tooheys New Footy Fund promotion.

Grafton Ghosts secretary Terry Day said community support had ensured the club had emerged a winner thanks to the promotion.

"It's always a big job getting money together to run the club," Day said.

"With this promotion we don't have to spend as much of our own money."

The promotion required customers to allocate codes from specially marked cartons of beer to participating rugby league and rugby union clubs.

Each carton was worth 20 points and the Grafton Ghosts were able to accumulate more than 20,000 points, the third highest tally in the state.

Day said he had been surprised by the level of community support.

"I wasn't sure initially if it would work," he said.

"But we have done really well. The whole community has gotten behind us and done a great job to save the tokens and help support the club.

"It's a great promotion and we are really grateful for everything."

Tooheys New marketing manager Jonte Goldwater said they have had a long association with senior rugby league and union competitions around New South Wales.

"We are proud to continue this support," Goldwater said.

"We would also like to congratulate Grafton Ghosts for a hard-fought season this year and the Grafton community for its ongoing support."



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