THE Atherton Roosters have been gifted an early Christmas present from the Sydney Roosters NRL team.
The Bondi based NRL team informed the local Atherton club last week that they could keep their 2020 NRL Nines jerseys that were loaned to them earlier in the year.
The Nines jerseys were lent to the Atherton Roosters in March this year after they found out that their 2020 season jerseys would be late due to COVID-19.
When the Sydney Roosters heard about the clubs dilemma, they decided to gift the NRL Nines jerseys as a show of support.
Darryl Day, the Atherton Roosters Secretary is thankful for the kind show of support and said the jerseys will be used if there are further delays to their jersey order.
“The jerseys will be kept spare and used if we have any further problems with our gear orders arriving late for the start of the season,” he said.
“They are top quality jerseys and a very kind gesture from the Sydney Roosters.
“It is great to have a high profile NRL club supporting a grassroots club like us.”
A spokesperson from the Sydney Roosters said that it is important to support small town rugby league in these trying times.
“Community rugby league is a vital component of the game, and we are proud of this small way in which we could assist the Atherton Roosters.”