NSW Waratahs offering local farmers 150 free tickets to Saturday's game against the Jaguares

HELPING HAND: Harry Johnson-Holmes and Alex Newsome (right) with some of the clinic particpants at the Gundy 'Let's Tackle the Drought Together' event in 2018.
HELPING HAND: Harry Johnson-Holmes and Alex Newsome (right) with some of the clinic particpants at the Gundy 'Let's Tackle the Drought Together' event in 2018.

RUGBY is an important part of the country fabric.

So in an effort to get behind drought affected farmers in the Hunter, NSW Waratahs Rugby Union is offering 150 free tickets to this weekend's game against the Jaguares at the new Western Sydney Stadium at Parramatta.

Hunter Local Land Services (HLLS) is working with the Waratahs to get the tickets to local farming families and rural communities.

HLLS is running free return buses from Scone, Singleton, Maitland and Taree.

Free food and beverages will also be provided for ticket holders.

Members of the Waratah squad as well as the ACT Brumbies visited Gundy in the Upper Hunter in 2018 to put on a free training session for local juniors.

This event also provided farming families the chance to meet with local support agencies such as Hunter Local Land Services, the DPI's Rural Resilience Team and rural financial counsellors to access drought support.

The Waratahs generously offered the tickets to this weekend's game as an extension of their support to local farming communities, understanding that the drought is continuing to impact our region.

If you would like to secure tickets, please call 1300 795 299 or RSVP here.

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