HUGE WEEKEND: Lower Clarence Magpies players model the Heritage Jerseys that will be worn against Evans Head Bombers at Maclean Showground this Sunday – the annual Cranes Caring For Our Kids Day.
HUGE WEEKEND: Lower Clarence Magpies players model the Heritage Jerseys that will be worn against Evans Head Bombers at Maclean Showground this Sunday – the annual Cranes Caring For Our Kids Day. ADIAN DANIELS

Magpies support kids as reunion celebrates 100 years

THE 100 Years of Rugby League in the Lower Clarence Reunion festivities kick off a week early this Sunday when the Lower Clarence Magpies take on Evans Head Bombers at Maclean Showground in round eight of the NRRRL.

The first grade side will run out in the traditional "Heritage Jersey" while the club endorses the CRANES Community Support Programs "Caring For Our Kids" campaign, which is funded through the Department of Family and Communities NSW.

Both the club and CRANES see the partnership as a natural progression from being involved in the Tackling Violence program in recent years.

"We came on board with the Magpies because we saw it as a really good opportunity to keep putting across those positive information about supporting families in the local area," CRANES community development worker Angela Rock said.

"This is the second year of our sponsorship program and we've been extremely well supported by the Magpies with any suggestions we've come up with.

"CRANES aims is to support all community groups who care for children, such as the Magpies.

"We've had the opportunity to run workshops with the players to remind them of the positive role men play in their children's lives and that message translates to their families."

Stellar Recruitment will be at the ground promoting its university pathways and running free Laser Tag and a photo booth. Solid Mob from Ballina will be organising events, giveaways and indigenous games as well as promoting World No Tobacco Day.

There will be face painting and a jumping castle. Admission for adults is $5 and children under 16 are free. Under-18s kick off at 12pm, reserve grade 1.15pm and first grade 2.45pm.



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