Fans can start their bidding on their favourite HSBC Waratah’s unique charity jersey which will be worn in the round seven clash with the Chiefs at the Sydney Football Stadium this Friday.
As they have for the last two seasons, the HSBC Waratahs will again be driving its principal fundraising efforts for 2011 towards Cerebral Palsy Alliance which the squad visited this morning.
Designed and produced by Canterbury, this year’s model is based on the 2010 charity jersey with the colours reversed to create a darker strip.
The 22 player-worn jerseys will be cleaned, signed and then won by the highest bidder in the online auction now taking place on their website. The auction will close on Wednesday 13 April 2011.
The association between the HSBC Waratahs and Cerebral Palsy Alliance started in 2009 with the launch of ‘Great Hands for Cerebral Palsy’. The feature fundraising effort was driven behind the auction of a special charity jersey and turned out to be a fantastic success.
Last year’s charity jerseys used in the final round clash with the Hurricanes were auctioned off raising around $40,000. In addition, the season-long sale of a special charity cap produced by Canterbury – which will also be on sale in 2011 – proceeds from match program sales and other charity activities raised $94,839.
The funds raised from this year’s charity match will be used to help ‘raise the roof’ of a new therapy centre for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance.
In 2007 a major fire devastated Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s Allambie Heights site. The jersey auction, public sale of the charity jersey, cap, rugby ball and other initiatives are helping the HSBC Waratahs contribute to rebuilding on the site, and creating a state-of-the-art physiotherapy and treatment centre for kids with cerebral palsy.
Fans who don’t wish to partake in the auction can still purchase the charity strip at Rebel Sport, Canterbury Stores or the Stadium Store. Click here purchase online.
The charity fixture is being billed as Fast Friday with a host of the competition’s speed merchants set to take centre stage including Drew Mitchell, Sitiveni Sivivatu, Kurtley Beale, Tim Nanai-Williams, Atieli Pakalani, Lelia Masaga and Australia’s fastest footballer, Lachie Turner.
Adding to the pace of the Super Rugby fixture, a pre-game race is set to determine the fastest player in Sydney club Rugby while the crowd will also be entertained before kick-off by the cast of internationally-acclaimed stage show, Jersey Boys, who will perform a medley of hits.
Tickets start at just $20 for adults and $50 for a family of four.
Bid online for your favourite players’ jerseys on the Waratahs website. The auction will close on Wednesday 13 April 2011.
Super Rugby – Round 7
HSBC WARATAHS v CHIEFS
Saturday 1 April 2011
Sydney Football Stadium
Adult – Cat 1: $58, Cat 2: $44, Cat 3: $30, Cat 4: $20
Junior (Age 4-15) – Cat 1: $35, Cat 2: $25, Cat 3: $15, Cat 4: $10
Concession (Tertiary full time student; pensioners) – Cat 1: $45, Cat 2: $35, Cat 3: $20, Cat 4: $15
Family (2 Adult + 2 Junior) Cat 1: $150, Cat 2: $115, Cat 3: $75, Cat 4: $50