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Join the Men of League

Tom McCrae and Peter Stephensen are organising a fundraiser at the Doon Villa Bowls Club in Maryborough for the Men Of League Foundation.
Tom McCrae and Peter Stephensen are organising a fundraiser at the Doon Villa Bowls Club in Maryborough for the Men Of League Foundation. Megan Pope

RUGBY League has provided Peter Stephensen with a lifetime of memories.

Now he is giving back to those who share his passion of the game.

In November, Stephensen helped launch a Men of League group on the Fraser Coast.

Stephensen, who is president of the organisation, said the aim was to bring together former rugby league players across the region for a common purpose.

"It's to get old footballers meeting again and participate in some social events," he explained.

"But at the same time we would like to have a few different organised functions to raise money for the Men of League."

The Men of League Foundation was formed in 2002 and supports former rugby league players, officials, volunteers and family members who have fallen on hard times.

The organisation has dozens of local committees across Queensland and New South Wales.

The Men of League has only had a presence on the Fraser Coast for a few months, but Stephensen was confident it would grow starting with their first fundraising event this Sunday.

The group has planned a charity bowls day at Doon Villa Bowls Club, starting at 9am.

Stephensen, who played halfback and five-eighth for the Rovers from 1965 to 1978 in the now defunct Maryborough/Hervey Bay Rugby League competition, hoped the event would provoke a lot of interest from the locals.

"It we could 50 bowlers on the day I'd be happy," he said.

"It should be a day not to be missed."

The day will feature a raffle, sausage sizzle and of course plenty of bowls action.

Cost is $10 per person, with part of the money to be donated to the Men of League Foundation.

To register contact Stephensen on 4122 2868 or Doon Villa Bowls Club on 4121 3097.

Topics:  fraser coast, men of league foundation, rugby league




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