Around the grounds: Glory defender’s marathon effort for worthy cause

Perth Glory defender Tash Rigby has built a reputation in the Westfield W-League for her relentless work ethic as well as her football talents.

And the 26-year-old is going to push herself to even greater limits next month, all for a very good cause.

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In an event that is sure to keep her supremely fit during the Westfield W-League off-season, Rigby will embark on her first marathon as part of the Chevron City to Surf event.

“I am choosing to run this marathon in celebration of NAIDOC Week and to raise money for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation,” Rigby told Glory’s official website.

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“This foundation holds such a special place in my heart. The aim of the foundation is to close the literacy gap in remote indigenous communities by providing resources such as books and programs to those in need.

“My Dad was a children’s book author and so the power of words had a profound effect on me as a child and still does to this day.

“I believe it is not only essential in learning, growing and daily life, but it promotes imagination, storytelling and allows us to create and articulate a world of our own.

“It also allows us to tell our story. It is incredibly important that we provide these remote Indigenous communities with the tools to not only survive, but to revel in the joy of reading and write their own stories to pass down through the generations.”

You can sponsor Rigby for this worthy cause by heading HERE.

Wagga to host Westfield W-League pre-season clash

Sydney FC and Newcastle Jets are set to play a Westfield W-League pre-season match in Wagga Wagga following a partnership between the Sky Blues and the local council.

Wagga City Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting on Monday, July 8 that they had entered into an agreement with Sydney FC to play pre-season games in the town.

It’s understood a Westfield W-League clash will be played there this year, with the Hyundai A-League side to head there in 2020.

The match is set to be played at McDonald’s Park.

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