The ‘Scott Campbell memorial Shield’ rugby match and White Elephant Ball were a great success, held in Tamworth on the long weekend.
At present the amount raised is around $85,000 but expected to top $100,000 as money is still flowing in. The funds raised from the event will go to Batyr to run preventative mental health programs for young people.
Committee member, Samantha Clifton said ‘Walgett residents and the rugby club have been remarkably supportive and we are extremely grateful’.
Scotty was a keen rugby player, representing Kings School, Walgett Rams, Albies and the Pirates. Each of these four clubs were presented with game day jerseys for their clubhouses. All jerseys had ‘Campbell’ written on the back and on one side was all # 11 and the other side was #14, as these were Scotty’s winger positions he played his whole career.
International referee George Ayoub and Katrina Campbell arrived via Westpac rescue helicopter with the game ball.
Scotty’s parents, Robert and Libby presented the winning side, Albies/kings, the ‘Scott Campbell memorial shield’.
The players who didn’t want to buy their jerseys had them auctioned off, with one bid reaching $800.
The Ball was a huge success, with 550 people, which continued well into the night.