Rugby star comes home to assist with drought relief
WHEN Emily Bass returns to Warwick this weekend it will be for a reason very close to the former Scots boarder’s heart.
Now a successful player on the Queensland Reds Rugby 7s, Bass is excited to come up with a fellow team member to make a special delivery to the Warwick Water Rats clubhouse.
“On Saturday the Helensvale Rugby club will be bringing water donation to the Water rats clubhouse for the second time,” she said.
“The Reds saw what they were doing and wanted to help as well, so myself and Asako Ono will be heading up with 20 cases of water donated by our sponsor Coca-cola.”
Bass said when she was approached to make the trip, she said yes straight away.
“The Reds club knew I was a Scots old girl so they asked and this is an issue close to me coming from property myself,” she said.
”My parents have had to move and I also know it’s devastating so many people in Warwick.”
The club will also be putting on a barbecue with the chance for people to check out the sport and have a run around.
President of the club Andrew Williams said the club is still deciding how they can best serve with the water donations.
“We will hold onto it for a while and see how we’ll use it to help people in need, Saturday will also be about showcasing the club and drumming up interest in the sport for potential players,” he said.
Bass said she’s excited to see how the club has progressed over the years.
“Now that I’ve left the community I can definitely union growing, particularly in the women’s side,” she said.
“To see a women’s team, that’s something I only dreamt of being on through school and to see it actually happening is amazing,” Bass said.
In the midst of pre-season training Bass said she is still hoping to join in on the fun and games.
“I have training that morning but I will definitely find the energy to help out with games and that,” she said.
“I also want people to know if they have any questions about rugby they can ask us and how they can get involved.”
The event will kick off at 1pm today at the Warwick Rugby Union Club, Risdon Oval, Alice St, Warwick.