Victoria Minister for Sport and Recreation Hugh Delahunty
Victorians Urged To Be Bold And Wear Gold This Friday
Victor P Taffa
Sport and Recreation Minister Hugh Delahunty is calling on all Victorians to get behind the Wallabies as they prepare to take on the All Blacks at the Rugby World Cup in Auckland this Sunday.
Mr. Delahunty called on Victorians to join a national campaign to wear gold on Friday 14 October ahead of Australia’s semi final clash against New Zealand.
“Sport has an amazing power to bring people of all walks of life together to celebrate the highs and lows of competition, and the Rugby World Cup is no exception.” Mr. Delahunty said.
“This weekend the eyes of the world will be on the Wallabies as they fight for a finals berth at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.”
“Tomorrow I call on Victorian sports fans, to be bold and wear gold in a state-wide demonstration of support for the mighty Wallabies.”
“Last weekend’s thrilling Quarter Final win against the Springboks was certainly a thrill, and with the support of the nation behind them, let’s hope the Wallabies can once again exhibit their courage and determination to bring home another victory on Sunday.” Mr. Delahunty said.
The Wallabies will take on New Zealand on Sunday 16 October at Eden Park, Auckland.
Mr. Delahunty said as well as wearing gold, fans were also encouraged to send their message of support for the Wallabies via SMS, Facebook, the Rugby website and Twitter.
“As the Wallabies prepare to take on the All Blacks, I encourage as many Victorians as possible to send their messages of support to the team via the channels set up by Australian Rugby Union.” Mr. Delahunty said.
“Certainly, on behalf of the Victorian Government and Victorians, I wish coach Robbie Deans, Captain James Horwill and all of the Wallabies the best of luck for Sunday’s match.” Mr. Delahunty said.