BLUE FOR A DAY: Mark O’Meley will get involved with the St Pat’s rugby league club juniors ahead of his match with the Bathurst club on Saturday. Photo: GETTY
A man who played 15 Tests for Australia will be in Bathurst this weekend to make a one-off guest appearance for St Pat’s Group 10 premier league side.
Mark O’Meleywill line up in the front row as the Saints take on the Blayney Bears on Saturday afternoon at the Sportsground.
But O’Meley, who hails from West Wyalong, was keen to have a bigger involvement within the Bathurst rugby league community over the week.
He offered his time to work with one of the junior sides, the prize having been auctioned off by St Pat’s last week. Theunder 12 Saints were the winners.
“What they are being offered is what we are calling a realfirst grade experience,” St Pat’s premier league coach Kurt Hancock said.
“They will get to meet Mark O’Meley on Saturday. They play at Morse Park, but they will come over to the sheds at the Sportsground and get dressed there.
“Mark O’Meley will speak with the kids and warm them up for their game. Then after they play will get to spendtime with our first graders and Mark in the sheds.
“They will get to listen to Mark O’Meleyspeak to us at half-time, so it is going to be a really good experience for them.It will be something very special for our juniors.”
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