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About Our Auction
On the 12th January 2018, we sadly lost our President, Peter Howlett to a very aggressive melanoma cancer. 'Shrek' as he was fondly known around Emu, had been our President since 2016 but had served on the committee for many years before that. Shrek was a quiet achiever, working hard to make our club a better place to be whether he was working in the canteen, mowing the fields, being ground manager, collecting gate money on Sundays, or sweating it out on the BBQ. He also worked tirelessly behind the scenes, seeking out much needed sponsorship money whether it was for the whole club or a struggling junior team trying to find a jersey sponsor. He would spend countless hours on the phone to coaches, managers, players, parents and sponsors alike, all in the name of making Emu Plains Rugby League Club a better place to play footy. He never wanted to be thanked. In fact, he shunned the spotlight when he could and if he won a major club award (which he often did) you could never find him to award it to him. Shrek was a gentle giant who would give away his precious red frogs to kids at Leonay Oval, and was always there to help a senior player find a job when they'd fallen on tough times. It's been a long 5 months since he passed away and we miss him so much.
Many of us have very fond memories of Shrek and we've waited until now to decide how we can best support his memory. Money raised during the Shrek Rounds will go towards setting up a foundation that will see every field in the Penrith Junior League supplied with sunscreen so players, coaching officials and supports can use the sunscreen year round. We will also look to see how we can provide shade cover for fields as well but the initial plan is to get sunscreen out to each field. The name of the foundation is not yet decided - the hard work of setting up the foundation begins after the Shrek Rounds have taken place.
As part of the fundraising efforts we are auctioning a one-of-a-kind "Shrek Jersey" which is framed by ProFrame. Click "View All Items" to make your bid.
About Emu Plains Junior Rugby League Club
We are a junior rugby league club based in Emu Plains at the foot of the Blue Mountains. We field teams from Under 6s to A-Grade in the Penrith Juniors competition.