Taree and Old Bar to clash for challenge shield

Bryson Challacombe s mum Lisa Ruprecht and Old Bar vice president Anthony Beckett, who is wearing the strip the Barbarians will don for tomorrow s Bryson Challacombe Shield clash against Taree Wildcats at Old Bar.

Bryson Challacombe s mum Lisa Ruprecht and Old Bar vice president Anthony Beckett, who is wearing the strip the Barbarians will don for tomorrow s Bryson Challacombe Shield clash against Taree Wildcats at Old Bar.

OLD Bar Barbarians will look to end a disappointing season on a winning note by winning the Bryson Challacombe Shield in the Football Mid North Coast Premier League clash against Taree on Saturday at the Trad Fields at Old Bar.

Taree won the inaugural clash last year. The match is in memory of Bryson Challacombe, who played juniors for the Wildcats and seniors for Old Bar. Bryson died in November 2012 aged 20. The previous May he was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma a tumour in the cavity behind his left eye.

Old Bar and Taree decided to honour Bryson by playing for the shield annually at Old Bar's home ground.

The Wildcats were 4-1 winners last year however, like the Barbarians, have struggled this year.

A win for the Barbarians tomorrow will also see them finish in front of Taree on the competition ladder for the first time in a number of years.

Meanwhile there will be a full day of fund raising tomorrow for Redkite, a cancer charity that supports children and young people with cancer, and their families, through the entire cancer journey from diagnosis.

This will start with junior matches to be played tomorrow morning. Reserve grade will kickoff 15 minutes earlier at 1pm tomorrow with first grade away from 3pm.

This will culminate with a draw of a major raffle tomorrow evening at Club Old Bar.

The Barbarians will wear a special red strip tomorrow to mark the occasion.

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