The Fifth Reef Hotel Casino Over 35s Rugby Tournament
2008 – our most successful yet. Plenty of public spectators added to the atmosphere of a great game day. 10 teams participated this year – from New Zealand, Northern Territory, NSW and the rest from our great state, Queensland.
Greg “Marto” Martin (ex wallaby and Fox Sports rugby presenter) entertained guests at the tournament dinner which was again emcee’d by our Patron, John Lambie. Many thanks to our sponsor, the Reef Hotel Casino for the wonderful venue and food – exceptional again.
Friendships were renewed and made at the Welcome function on Friday night (18th) at Willie McBrides. Presentations and partying continued at the Recovery Brunch on Sunday at Frogs on the Waterfront. Sea breezes and wonderful breakfast followed by boat races and relaxation listening to music supplied by our Vice President and his band, made a top day.
The other local Cairns team, the Brothers Old Boys, took the 1st division pool silverware home again this year whilst the Thirsty Old Lions took away their first trophy in the second division.
We look forward to welcoming teams next year in 2009 – 19th September.