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Botany resident Rachael Smith sprang into action at the start of COVID-19 to provide local families in need with essential groceries.
She teamed up with Alt Saints General Store to launch Pantry4ThePeople, where people can help themselves to donated items as needed. Rachael’s motto is: Take what you need, give what you can.” Anyone from the community is welcome to use the pantry and can discreetly take items at night if they wish.
Rachael aims to ensure that people always have access to a meal and that school lunch boxes are never empty. People can also request items, which Rachael sources and hand delivers to their homes.
With the help of her family, Rachael has secured regular donations from local businesses and uses social media to encourage members of the community to participate.
Now Rachael has her eye on future sustainability and has initiated community fruit and vegetable gardens to supply the pantry.
“We speak to many people at the pantry and feel proud when we hear how grateful they are,” says Rachael.
She feels humbled and emotional about being nominated as a Westfield Local Hero. “In a very short time, the feeling of community and inclusivity has far exceeded any of our initial expectations.” Westfield online.
“Great work I see people using this service often.” Local bus driver Scott Hoskin
Darren Brown has a chat with former Rabbitoh from Outlaw Boxing, Mark ‘Koogs’ Kyle. Don’t miss the all in brawl footage from 1985 at Redfern Oval plus the bonus Koogs knockouts at the end.
WOW – It’s great to see Koogs doing well and please send him my best regards.
In the early 80s Botany Rams and Coogee Wombats young blokes absolutely hated each other and every game invariably ended up in a stink. So as we became A graders in the mid 80s that rivalry had not ceased.
It culminated one day down at Coogee Oval after the years of built-up tension would finally come to a head. Everyone in the Souths Juniors community knew that this game was going to blow, even the referees knew this game was going to blow and put their best refs on the job.
On The Wommies side was Koogs, a man who would eventually become Australia’s heavyweight boxing champion and on the Botany side was a man who would eventually become two times world heavyweight kickboxing champion Grant “The Bomber” Barker. The ground was packed that day not to see the football but to see the stink between these two champions.
Both of them came out onto the ground with both hands strapped with the inners of a boxer without there gloves. In the first scrum both of them packed in the front row opposite each other and I was the Botany hooker, so I thought let’s get this party started and put one on Heno’s chin who was the opposite hooker.
This would have to be the best all in brawl I’ve ever been involved in on a football game without actually being involved in, because we all stood back like kids in a school yard brawl in a circle and let Koogs and Bomber just go for it.
It was one of the best one on one fights I have ever seen and even said to Micky Harcombe who was reffing it to just, call time out and stand back and watch one of the greatest fights of all time.
They went hammer and tong at each other for about 5 minutes in the best stink I ever saw. Their fight ended up a a draw and I even ended up arm in arm with Heno agreeing how good it was and how privileged we were to have ringside seats. It was a privilege to watch these two guys go hard at each other but even more of a privilege to see them go on to become champions in their own rights.
It’s Thursday the 16th of September 2021 & there’s 3 huge online events occurring today. Thanks to the beauty of technology you can take part in 1, 2 or all 3!
The first live event is a special edition of our weekly ‘Suttos Say’ segment.
This afternoon from 3.30pm will be the first live edition of Suttos Say allowing you to interact with our 2014 Grand Final winning captain.
Prize winner Keiran Macklin will be joining us too after he subscribed by email to our website & was drawn out at random on our ‘Team List Tuesday’ show.
During the show today in the live chat section you can show your appreciation & make your comment stand out by purchasing YouTube’s Super Chat & Super Stickers. Prices start at $2 & range up to $50 or more. This is a good way to help out the team at Rabbitohs TV and an even better way to interact with us.
We give everyone a live shoutout that sends us a Super Chat or Super Sticker on the show & today you can ask John Sutton a question that he will respond to using this new feature.
Click HERE to visit Rabbitohs TV & join us from 3.30pm.
Events 2 & 3 both take place at the same time but this won’t prevent you from taking part in both simultaneously, here’s why.
Adam Reynolds home auction brought to you by NG Farah Real Estate is taking place via Zoom from 6.30pm & The Juniors Jumbo Online Raffle is also on at 6.30pm. Tickets for the online raffle can be pre purchased with no need to actually watch the live draw so this will allow you to get involved with both events at the same time.
We promoted the sale of our departing club captains home this week in an article comparing it to Graceland, the famous dwelling of the one & only Elvis. This is a rare opportunity for a Souths fans to buy & live in the home of a Rabbitohs legend.
Last Saturday on the day the Rabbitohs defeated the Dragons 20-16 at the Sunshine Coast Stadium we surged past 1k total subscribers, a milestone that we are ecstatic to have achieved.
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Number 10 | Damien Cook gives his jersey to Noela Cini
Browny says “I was at this game and saw this gesture happen live. It just shows you that Damien Cook is all class and how much the fans mean to him. Well done Cookie.”
Mavo says “I know the Cini family well, they are the best & this presentation to Noela by Cookie is a moment they will never forget.”
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Number 9 | “I’ve been playing fullback my whole life…I’m ready for the challenge.” Blake Taaffe
Blake did exceptionally well in his first appearance before the media.
Chaps says – “Rookie fullback Blake Taaffe who is filling in for the injured Latrell Mitchell, handled his 1st press conference like a seasoned veteran, answering questions from the media with a smile and a quiet air of confidence.”
“When quizzed by a journalist if Nathan Cleary would target him Blake replied that he had played fullback his whole life & if Cleary targeted him he’d be up for the challenge.”
“It’s the sort of response you expect from a Wayne Bennett coached player.”
Browny says – “Taaffe has a big future & has handled everything that’s been thrown at him so far. The kid plays with high energy, he’s got skill and is as tough as nails.”
Mavo says “I know Blakes’ dad Darren & uncle Brad plus my wife grew up with Blakes mum Dorothy & Darren so I am biased when it comes to young Blake.”
“I would really love to see him succeed in the NRL & show everyone what he can do.”
Browny says – “I found Tallis to be a very respectful and polite young kid. A country boy who loves his footy. Looking forward to watching Tallis progress through the Rabbitohs system.”
Mavo says “Tallis works at my gym in Zetland so I chat to him whenever we cross paths. I also get to watch him up close on the field when I shoot footage of the pathways games. He’s a tough kid & doesn’t mind ripping right in out there on the field.”
Number 7 | All In Brawl, Head Butt & A Try On The Bell | Rabbitohs v Roosters 1988
Mavo says – “Back when I was playing a lot of the games weren’t televised so the only footage was the coaches file tape with no sound shot by one camera from the grandstand.”
“If there was a game that I played ok in George Piggins would give me the VHS tape to keep. Over the years I converted these tapes to DVD then into digital files & to add some interest I’ve narrated a few like the one below.”
Browny says – “Always loved playing against the Roosters and knowing there was going to be a stink.”
“Those games were always full of spite and more often than not we got the win and also won the fight!”
Chaps says – “Any day we beat the ‘Evil Empire’ is a good day.”
Number 6 | Jersey Flegg Relay Final 1986
Mavo says “I used to love racing in the school carnivals & the sprints were my favourite because once I got going I could usually motor home to the finish.”
“In this Flegg relay at the S.C.G. we didn’t get the best start & although I had a rails run we just missed out.”
Browny says – “I remember Mavo as a kid was big, fast and powerful. He was a forward and was as fast as any back in the club.”
“Then he moved to the backs and was a swan diving, try scoring machine. Loved playing with Mavo.”
Les ‘Bundy’ Davidson Can Row
Browny says – “I came into grade as young 18 year old and Bundy taught me how to play tough. He also showed me how to train tough. He once told me you can have all the skill in the world but if you’re not prepared to put in the hard yards off the field you won’t last long.”
“Those words stuck in my head and from that day I trained my ass off and I was rewarded by having a long career in the top grade.”
Mavo says “Bundy is a champion bloke & his sons Reece & Trace are fantastic guys too.”
Number 4 | The 1989 Rabbitohs Have Lunch With George Piggins At The Juniors
Browny says – “What an awesome day. It was a surprise for George and I remember him getting emotional when he saw us all there.”
“We fell short of winning the premiership in 1989 but that moment and being present when George got emotional was worth more than a premiership.”
Mavo says – “We shot some nice footage for this one, it was great to see George happy & also the cameo appearances by the great Bobby Ginman was a highlight.”
The South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their NRL squad for their Qualifying Final against the Penrith Panthers to be played this Saturday 11 September at 7:50pm at Queensland Country Bank Stadium.
Rabbitohs Head Coach Wayne Bennett has made nine changes to the Rabbitohs’ top 17 that defeated the Dragons in the final round of the regular season last weekend.
Jaydn Su’A will play his 50th NRL game in South Sydney colours this Saturday night having made his club debut against the Sea Eagles in round 17, 2019.
Keaon Koloamatangi makes a welcome return from suspension to the 2nd row, Blake Taaffe keeps the fullback spot & Jaxson Paulo retains the right wing position.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs’ NRL squad for Saturday’s clash with the Panthers is: 1 Blake Taaffe 2 Alex Johnston 3 Dane Gagai 4 Campbell Graham 5 Jaxson Paulo 6 Cody Walker 7 Adam Reynolds (c) 8 Mark Nicholls 9 Damien Cook 10 Junior Tatola 11 Keaon Koloamatangi 12 Jaydn Su’A 13 Cameron Murray Interchange: 14 Benji Marshall 15 Jacob Host 16 Thomas Burgess 17 Jai Arrow 18 Jed Cartwright 19 Braidon Burns 20 Lachlan Ilias 21 Patrick Mago Head Coach – Wayne Bennett
“Good team, mobile forwards.” Grant Chappell
“I like Su’A he’s aggressive in defence, put some hits on. Our defence will win this game.” Darren Brown
Our spine is the key here, if Cookie, Reyno, Cody & Taaffy have big games we win.” Steve Mavin