The final figures are yet to be tallied but Southern Inland competition and services manager Jack Heffernan believes the healthy grand final attendance will go a long way towards assisting those in need.
Southern Inland earlier pledged to donate 20 per cent of its gate takings from this year’s final and grand final rounds to assist drought-stricken farmers.
A generous crowd attended Conolly Rugby Complex to attend Saturday’s grand final round and Heffernan is excited to tally up the gate takings.
“I though we had a great crowd and one side of the field was pretty much full despite the weather,” he said.
“For every single person that paid their $10, $2 is going straight to drought relief for Riverina farmers.”
Heffernan was happy to see a vocal crowd in action.
“It’s always good being an all-Wagga final but we had no issues with behaviour apart from the sponsors’ tent flying away during the first grade final,” he said.
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