The second leg of the local Premier League football derby between the resurgent Kempsey Saints and traditional powerhouse the Macleay Valley Rangers will be played at Eden St tomorrow.
Traditionally the derby matches are a day to raise money for a local charity (MVR dedicated their match in June to the Macleay Valley Home Hospice).
The Kempsey Saints have chosen a cause close to the hearts of both clubs, The Baylin Hoskins Foundation. Named in memory of a young Kempsey man the foundation is committed to educating young people about depression, anxiety, gender/sexual identification and suicide awareness.
Kempsey Saints coach Jason Fisher said it was an honour to support this worthy cause which meant so much to both the Saints and the Rangers.
“The Hoskins family have been associated with both the Saints and the Rangers over the years and I can’t think of a better way to honour Baylin’s memory than to support this really important initiative,” Fisher said.
“I grew up playing with the Hoskins boys and we were always going away on football trips, It seemed like I was always at their place or they were at mine.”
In pure football terms it couldn’t be more important for the fifth placed Saints and the sixth placed Rangers, separated by only two points on the ladder.
In reserve grade, the second placed Rangers take on the fifth placed Saints.
Come down and bring your family and friends and show your support through making a donation, purchasing hundred club/raffle tickets, face painting, cake stall, wrist bands, helium balloons.
Reserve grade kicks off at the Kempsey Saints home ground at Eden St at 1.15pm tomorrow (Saturday) followed by Premier League first grade at 3pm
I grew up playing football with the Hoskins boys, I was always at their place.Jason Fisher