Tigers want to be in shade
THE Westlawn Tigers Football Club has four marquees to provide shelter for its players and guests, but the problem is most of them are held together by electrical tape.
Club president Dick Pryor said the club wanted to buy new marquees, but a promotion run by The Daily Examiner may save them some coin.
"Our marquees are all in a bit of a dilapidated condition... the arms of the marquees are held together by tape, and some of them have holes in the material," he said.
The Daily Examiner is running the Shade Your Team Marquee Promotion, and is giving away 10 3x3m marquees, each valued at $899.
To win a marquee, sporting clubs and schools from the Valley can collect coupons from The Daily Examiner newspaper and enter online to be in the running.
"We've been looking at buying new marquees," Mr Pryor said. "But money's always hard to come by in a not-for-profit organisation."
"It'd be great to win one of the marquees in the competition."
The Westlawn Tigers Football Club has more than 300 players on its books, and is the largest football club in Grafton.
"Fixing up our old marquees would be nearly as dear as buying a new one," Mr Pryor said. "Winning a marquee would be a double-ended sword."
"The money we would have otherwise spent on a marquee could then go towards new soccer balls or something of the like."
The competition closes on October 31.