Helping out Mal Roberts
Mal Roberts, 86, of Kirra, will see the NRL Grand Final much better thanks to help he received from our Tweed District Committee. Mal, a Balmain Boy, had lost complete sight in his left eye and urgently needed a cataract operation. The committee gave Mal vouchers worth $500 to buy food, petrol and other necessities.
“I’m only a pensioner and it’s been a battle to survive between pensions with added medical expenses,” said Mal.
“I have no sight at all in my left eye and the specialist said an urgent operation was essential. I’m having the operation at the Gold Coast University Hospital on September 15,” he continued.
“This support from the Men Of League Foundation has come at the right time and I’m really grateful,” Mal concluded.
Mal played with Newtown in 1951 and transferred to play grade football with Balmain in 1954. He played A grade for five seasons in the Balmain competition.
Tweed District Committee President John Strong said Mal Roberts had been a long-time supporter and it was great to be able to help him.