Sporties’ charity lunch raises over $9000
LEGENDARY Tigers forward Paul Sironen took a nostalgic trip down memory lane at the Gladesville Sporties Origin charity luncheon last Friday.
Big Sirro entertained patrons with yarns on Balmain’s halcyon days in the 1980s and his exploits with the world champion Kangaroos and NSW teams. He is pictured with MC extraordinaires Ron Ryan and Alan ‘AJ’ Jarvis, Footy Show and Radio 2GB Continuous Call personality Darryl Brohman, former Australian Test and World Cup-winning keeper Brad Haddin and Sporties Club president Paul Mazaroli.
During the luncheon a loyal Sironen, who started his career as a 7 year old with Gladesville Bowling & Sports in the Balmain Junior League back in 1972, donated his first ever rugby league trophy – for Most Improved – back to the club. More than $9000 was raised for the Children’s Hospitals at both Westmead and Randwick on the day. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO.