THE Anakie Football and Netball Club (ANFC) found itself $1,000 richer from last week’s Geelong Gold Cup after the local sporting club took out the Sports Club Challenge.
Guests to the Cup were asked to nominate their favourite sporting group as they entered the gates last Friday, and with more than 30 people on course at the Geelong Gold Cup, Anakie FNC took out the challenge.
Wayne Cuthbertson (pictured above with GRV CEO Alan Clayton), an AFNC committee member, accepted the money on behalf of his club and thanked the Geelong Greyhound Racing Club and Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) for their donation. He added that there are plenty of things the money could go towards.
“We have redevelopments to our facilities happening, and are also starting up a girl’s footy team” he said.
However, the football and netball club wasn’t the only local group to collect a prize on Friday night. with the Geelong Pool Club winners in Race 5, the Sport’s Club Challenge.
Eight local sporting clubs in attendance were drawn and randomly aligned to a greyhound for the race, and the Pool Club were in luck after drawing Expecto Patronum, which went on to win the race in 25.68 seconds.
Blown away by the win, President of the Pool Club Peter O’Keefe said they hadn’t decided what to do with the money yet, but said it may go towards some bills.
The Geelong Gold Cup was attended by hundreds last Friday night, who got to see the much acclaimed Shima Song take out the main race for Anakie trainer Andrea Dailly in 25.40 seconds.
It was the first time in five years a local dog had managed to claim the Cup.
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