The Carbine Club of NSW welcomed over 470 members and guests to the Event Centre at The Star Sydney on 28 Sep to celebrate the NRL Rugby League Grand Final between the North Queensland Cowboys and Melbourne Storm.
Guests were welcomed by MC Tony Squires with opening remarks from Chairman Michael Crismale.
Michael spoke about the continued partnership between the NRL and the Carbine Club of NSW and the opportunity to provide an event each year to celebrate the 2017 NRL Grand Final.
New Special Members Ma x Whitby, Ian Fuge, Andrew Webster, Tyler Martin and Ross Chapman were also welcomed to the Club and presented with their Club Tie.
The Club is proud to continue its support of Junior sport with a $5,000 donation presented by NSW Minister for Sport The Ho n Stuart Ayres, to Bradley Hayes from the Crookwell Green Devils Rugby League Club. Brad was injured during a youth game last year and this donation will hopefully help to ease some of their financial pressures, so Bradley can focus on his recovery.
Playe rs Mick Ennis and Dallas Johnson spoke about the Road to the Grand Final and the 2017 season.
2017 Retiring players were recognized and presented with their Bronzed Boot by NRL CEO Todd Greenberg.
300 game inductees, Luke Lewis, Chris Heighington and Pau l Gallen were presented with their 300 game ring by ARL Chairman John Grant.
Paul Martell, one of Australia’s leading comedians thoroughly entertained guests and finished off what was a fantastic event.