Friday, November 10, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Buffy the Cane Toad is an avid supporter of Sarina’s role in Queensland’s proud State of Origin heritage.
No fewer than seven players originating from Sarina have represented Queensland in Origin and national rugby league teams and the latest three were recognized in a plaque unveiling at Buffy’s site last week. The event was emceed by rugby league great and Mackay region councillor Martin Bella.
Daly Cherry-Evans has played 22 Origin matches and 18 Tests and Reuben Cotter 40 Origins and two Tests.
Brianna Clark became the first female Origin player from Sarina in 2021 and has played five Tests.
An earlier plaque honours four others – Dale Shearer (22 Origins, 20 Tests), Kevin Campion (4 Origins), Martin Bella (21 Origins, 9 Tests) and Wendell Sailor (14 Origins, 11 Tests).
After the unveiling, the Sarina Rugby League Club and the Sarina Neighbourhood Centre hosted the “Happy As” barbecue and mini expo to celebrate Men’s Health Awareness Month (Movember).
Mayor Greg Williamson said Movember is a fantastic month-long campaign that encourages men to engage in activities to raise awareness about men’s health.
“It aims to challenge the stigma around men’s health issues, spark conversations and promote early detection and intervention.”
Photo credit: Sarina Rugby League Football Club