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Generosity the winner at Miles charity trials

Miles District Rugby League Club held its annual charity trials on Saturday, March 26, with an incredible show of generosity from those involved capping the day in the best way possible.

The annual carnival this year hosted five teams, including Miles Devils A Grade and reserve grade, Roma Cities, Wallumbilla / Surat Red Bulls and the Mitchell Magpies at Centenary Oval.

Giving the players much-needed pre-season game time, the day also aimed to raise money for organisations in need, with the Toowoomba Hospice and the Miles Palliative Care Unit the charities of choice.

These two establishments are very dear to the Miles club, with several members having had loved ones looked after by the facilities in their time of need.

And that was evidently on everyone’s mind.

Miles A grade takes on the Miles reserve grade side.
Miles A grade takes on the Miles reserve grade side.

Roma Cities claimed the win on the day, with the Red Bulls runners up, and both teams donated half of their prize money to the nominated charities.

The referees also donated their fees to the charities, with the biggest winners from the day being the two hospices.

Another highlight from the event was when the auction was held for four quarters of a beast, which was donated by the Sinnamon family, lot fed by Drury’s Condabri Feedlot and processed by Chaplains Butchery.

Henry Sinnamon holding the auction at the charity trials.
Henry Sinnamon holding the auction at the charity trials.

The Miles RLC is renowned for its “different” ways of raising funds and this was just that, with buyers able to bid for some quality beef and be assured that their money was going to a good cause.

The charity trials served as a strong precursor to the 2022 Roma season, with the Miles home ground also praised by players on the day.

Main image: Miles v Mitchell at the Miles charity trials. Photo: supplied

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