Dale Finucane’s junior club, the Bega Roosters, is one of the beneficiaries of a partnership that will see free football boots worth $250,000 donated to junior players aged 12 and under from clubs and towns across the NSW South Coast that were affected by the bushfires last summer.
The goodwill gesture is part of a wider relief package devised by the NSWRL in February to assist regional rugby league clubs affected by the bushfires and comes after competitions resumed across the state on 18 July after being suspended over the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This has been a tough season for everyone and particularly for the communities and local clubs across NSW that are still coping with the effects of the bushfires,” NSWRL CEO Dave Trodden said.
“The NSWRL wanted to help out wherever we could and I’d like to thank Score Zone for supplying the new range of blue football boots so we can get kids back on the field playing footy.
“I hope they enjoy wearing them as much as we have in handing them out and I wish them all the very best for the rest of the season.”
Score Zone Managing Director Greg Parker said the boots included a unique ‘red dot’ design which teaches junior players the correct way to kick a ball.