Sale Greyhound Racing Club was packed to the brim when recently when stars from the Collingwood Football Club made a special appearance as part of their recent annual AFL community camp.
It was the Magpies’ second trip to a Gippsland greyhound racing club after descending on Traralgon during the same camp last year.
Sale locals mingled with the Collingwood stars in an event designed to support community football in the region.
Sale Greyhound Racing Club manager Peter Johnston said the visit was the talk of the town.
“We had a full house of 200 people which was fantastic to see. The players were wonderful and the kids especially loved it. They all flocked to big Mason Cox, who is hard to miss,” he said.
While the 211cm tall Cox was the drawcard for many on the night, Johnston said the visit could have lasting benefits for greyhound racing
“There were a lot of people there who wouldn’t have attended a greyhound racing club before. We gave a spiel at the start of the night about the sport and hopefully we’ll see them back here for one of our race meets.”