Get ready for a big weekend of celebrations and football with the Parkes Boars 50th anniversary. The Club reformed in 1967 and has become an important part of the Parkes community. Both the old boys and the new, along with supporters and guests, will come together to reminisce about the good days and memories that were made over the past 50 years in the Club.
There will be a special Gala Dinner at the Parkes Services Club, kicking off at 6.30- 7pm. Tickets are $50 and are available at https://www.parkesboars.com
Guest speakers on the night will be current Wallaby’s player Tom Robertson. Tom was born in Wellington and spent his early years playing rugby union in Dubbo. Another guest speaker is ex-Wallaby Jon White. Jon made 24 test appearances and is regarded as one of Australia’s finest rugby players in the 20th century. He debuted in 1958 against New Zealand and also played a significant role in the rival of Australian Rugby in the 1960’s. In his early days he played rugby in Cumnock and he will certainly give a great insight into the game. The Gala Dinner is expected to be a great night, so lets raise a glass to 50 years!
Be sure to come along to watch the Boars play this Saturday against the Cowra Eagles at a home game.
By Taneil Thornberry