Ready for Men of League race day

The Weissel Medal count is just one aspect of a big day for rugby league at the Murrumbidgee Turf Club on Saturday.

Proceeds of the Men of League race day are going to the family of Craig Webster (right) including wife Belinda and children Flynn, Ava and Coby.

Proceeds of the Men of League race day are going to the family of Craig Webster (right) including wife Belinda and children Flynn, Ava and Coby.

The day is also a major fundraiser for the Men of League and all proceeds from fundraising from the race day will go to supporting the family of the late Craig Webster, who died earlier this year.

Webster, 36, had a strong association with rugby league and left behind his partner, Belinda, and four children aged from nine months to 13.

The Webster family have had an involvement in rugby league over many years.

Craig’s late father, George, played for both Magpies and Kangaroos, as well as having a strong involvement in the Brothers’ junior and senior clubs while his brothers Scott and Trent also played and refereed in Group Nine.

Men of League Riverina treasurer, Tom Looney, has called on the rugby league community to support the day and the Webster family.

“It will be a great day’s racing being Caulfield Cup day and the Group Nine Weissel Medal presentation as well,” Looney said.

Steve ‘Blocker’ Roach is the special guest.

The presentation starts at 11am and is expected to conclude before the first race at 1.14pm.

The race for the medal is tight with Junee’s Daniel Foley and Gundagai’s Brett Eccleston level when the tally was last revealed with only five rounds left.

Southcity’s Kyle McCarthy was a further two votes back.

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