Community fund to benefit from MP footy wager

Media Release
19 September 2018

Community fund to benefit from MP footy wager

A friendly bet between neighbouring MPs will be good news for the South West Community Foundation.

With this week’s Hampden League senior football grand final features a team from each the South West Coast and Polwarth electorates, so MPs Roma Britnell and Richard Riordan have laid down a friendly wager.

A friendly bet has been made, with The South West Community Foundations’ Koroit or Colac sub-funds to be the beneficiary.

Mrs Britnell said she will donate $250 into the Colac Sub fund should Camperdown beat Koroit in the seniors footy and Mr Riordan will donate $250 into the Koroit sub fund should The Saints be victorious.

“We often have a friendly joke about who’s electorate is best, so this time we’ve decided to put our money where our mouth is,” Mrs Britnell said.

“It’s all a bit of fun and a novel way to support a local cause that does so much good in our community.

“I’m confident Richard will be paying up – Koroit has the runs on the board and is going for a record fifth consecutive premiership. We’ve been the best side all year and deserve the ultimate reward.”

Mr Riordan said someone else is due to win the premiership and Camperdown was a good contender.

“Camperdown last won a premiership in 2000 under the guidance of now Port Adelaide Coach Ken Hinkley.

“The Magpies have been a steady side all year and I’m sure the Colac sub-fund is looking forward to receiving Roma’s $250.”

The South West Community Foundation is a philanthropic trust created by the people of South West Victoria, for the people of South West Victoria.

Established in 2007, the Foundation’s Mission is to “Foster a culture of philanthropy to strengthen the communities of South West Victoria”.

The Foundation provides small but vital grants to community organisations across the Warrnambool, Moyne, Glenelg, Southern Grampians, Corangamite and Colac Otway municipalities.