Lismore Workers FC convened a very successful afternoon on Saturday 22nd October when the Brian Sharkey Memorial Charity Match was played between current and former players.
This event has been played for several years following the passing of former club secretary Brian Sharkey, with Brian’s sons Sam and Ben again joining other players from the Redmen’s big army, to celebrate their father’s legacy at the club. An enthusiastic crowd also came in good numbers for the additional purpose of showing their united solidarity for former club captain Cameron Hyde, who is fighting bowel cancer. Cameron was at the event with his family and despite things being very tough for him at the moment, his presence was an inspiration to all those in attendance.
The weather was favourable and a strong contingent of former players joined current players who donned red shirts proudly emblazened with the words, “A kick for Camo” and although their great mate is doing it tough, his spirits were hopefully lifted by such a positive turnout. There was fundraising, food and beverage, plenty of idle chat amongst friends and in case you did not notice, a game of football as well.
Sport has again proven its role in bringing people together. Amidst the social atmosphere of the day, everyone present knew that the significance of events like this one galvanise the essence of the very reason why a sporting club exists. It was wonderful to see so many people united in purpose for those who need a hand and importantly, to offer supportive words and strength.
WELL DONE to the Redmen and to the broader community.