Edinglassie Lodge supports their NRL teams
Through the “ICAP” Back to the Game, Men of League organised a group of nursing care residents from the Penrith area to watch their favourite teams play, as the Panthers hosted the Rabbits on a hot Sunday evening in the West.
During the game the residents were divided with their teams. On one side the Rabbitohs supporters from Edinglassie Lodge, where resident Bill Campbell, who hasn’t been to a NRL game since 2001 and was given the opportunity to support his team. Bill proudly wore his Rabbitohs shirt on the day alongside his carer Dana Ayre. On the Panthers supporting side were Tony Parton, Mavis Stevenson and Betty Gordon and Activities Officer Michele Andrews, who are true Penrith locals who loves supporting their Panthers team.
Unfortunately for the local supporters the final results were in the favour of the Rabbits 44 – 32, with the scorching Sunday heat having no impact on the player’s abilities to score tries.
It is now the third year in a row that the Edinglassie Lodge have taken part in the Back to the Game program for nursing care residents and people with a disability. Each year the residents have thoroughly enjoyed the social outing experience.
This program would have not been possible with the support of the Penrith Panthers Club and especially Diane Langmack OAM at the foot of the mountains.
NSW State Committee