There were tears as Wellington remembered three young men who passed away last year.
Rugby league bonded the community as a packed crowd in the rain.
“I was proud to present some jerseys dedicated to the boys who lost their lives, to their relatives,” long time rugby league
supporter and player Cliff Smith said.
Jerseys were made for the day paying tribute to Ronald South, Luke Ball and Corey May, who were footy players for the Cowboys.
Current players worked hard to raise money for the jumpers which were then auctioned off on Sunday night at the Grand Hotel.
The auction raised more than $7000 with the proceeds going to disadvantaged children in Cambodia in South East Asia.
One of the jerseys, worn by lock forward Rian Humphries, made $1100.
On any Sunday, a day at Kennard Park is colourful with Wellington supporters regarded as emotional and exciteable.
In the match against Macquarie the Cowboys played with passion.
Forwards Rian Humphries, Ben McGregor, Mick Gibson and Paul Black were tireless in their rampaging runs and the crowd screamed their support despite Wellington facing defeat.
In the backs, the courage also evident as pride in the jersey adorned with the names of the three men was inspirational.
The Cowboys supporters
club holds a meeting tonight buoyed by the
success of Sunday’s big