Opinion: The things money can’t buy
WHEN change beckons like it is doing right now, great things often happen when you least expect it.
Take a look at South Grafton, a working class town. Reports say most folk who live there live 40% below the poverty line. The one thing they cling to after the closure of their major employer, the abattoir, is their sport - rugby league.
A lot of people give sport no credence for developing a community or its participants.
However given the right tools and strong enough leadership, miracles happen like it did at McKittrick Park on Sunday.
That strong leadership brought the change of culture needed for boys to become men.
Money doesn't buy good leadership, strong culture or strength of spirit.
These three core values most people crave, come from putting someone in the top position who people can believe in, respect and trust.
The coach of the South Grafton Rebels, Dallas Waters, is this man and more; he inspires.
As he led the Lower Clarence Magpies to victory in 2009, let's hope he can break the South Grafton Rebels' grand final drought, too.
Like all things, preparation is the key to success, and Dallas Waters' leadership should inspire others to believe miracles do happen.