WHAT price would you pay to have Dave Taylor hanging out watching the footy in your lounge room?
The South Sydney and Queensland State of Origin star has put together a framed package featuring photographs of him as a schoolboy and his progression through the rugby league ranks, along with one of the boots he wore during Queensland’s record-setting 2010 State of Origin campaign - and you could have it hanging on your wall.
The auction ends on Monday, with proceeds raised going toward the Rockhampton Mayoress’ Regional Charity Foundation.
The charity was set up to help flood-damaged sporting, community and charitable organisations.
Prior to the Rabbitohs’ final training session yesterday before the NRL opener against the Sydney Roosters, Taylor said it was a chance for him to give something back to the region which had given him so much.
“We always like to help people out and we thought this was a good fit for what we wanted to do,” Taylor said.
“On the scale of things it’s not much but we’re just trying to help out as much as we can.”
Taylor said the Mayoress’ Regional Charity Foundation was appealing to him as sport was such a big part of his life growing up, and still was.
“It’s what’s been my whole life. I wouldn’t be where I am now if it wasn’t for sport,” Taylor said. “I just hope we can help to give kids a chance to enjoy sport as much as I did when I was kid.”
The 22-year-old, who hails from Blackwater, wanted to get back to Central Queensland to lend a hand with the clean-up earlier in the year, but the lack of travel services in the region and training commitments with the Rabbitohs hindered his movements.
“There was so much on at the time, with training and the All Stars match, it was so difficult to get back up there to help out,” Taylor said.
“This is my way of helping out the region."
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