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Sgt Matthew Locke MG Charity Match – Bellingen Live Coverage by 2BBB
February 23 @ 5:00 pm - 11:59 pm
The 11th Sgt. Matthew Locke MG Charity Match will be on again at Bellingen Park on Saturday 23rd February, 2019.
Bellingen Shire’s Community Radio 2BBB, in conjunction with 2NVR, will be providing live coverage of the event from the sideline, with the station’s iconic little blue outside-broadcast van, OB1, from 5pm.
Deb Spillane and “Googs” Goddard will present the pre-match program from 5pm commencing with a welcome to His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley, the Governor of NSW. Then the 2NVR team ‘Dallas and Gravel’ will commentate the game between the Bellingen/Dorrigo Magpies and Army Thunder in a real ‘take it up the guts’ old-school style. Kick off is 6pm.
The annual Sgt Matthew Locke Charity Match is one of the region’s biggest, and certainly most meaningful, sporting events. Matthew Locke, Bellingen born and raised, was an Australian soldier who served in the SAS and was killed while serving in Afghanistan.
This will be the 11th year that the local rugby league team have taken on the Army Thunder in a match to celebrate Matthew’s life and raise money for a range of charities. In more than a decade the match, and the events around it, have raised in excess of $120,000 for the likes of Legacy, The Grub Club and Soldier On, as well as local organisations.