The Day We Needed A Sports Chaplain
Dear Reader, I was President of the Wickliffe / Lake Bolac Football – Netball Club (Victoria) for the 2010 season. The club was going along well, enjoying good social times and having moved up the ladder to be sitting just outside the top five.
Our momentum and good times were shattered when at about 2 o’clock on the morning of July 2nd we received news through the CFA of a car accident about 10 minutes from home. My son-in-law Fraggle and I got up and went to see if we could help. On arriving at the accident scene it was cold, wet and raining. The car was upside down in a creek with water more than halfway up the sides. We recognized the car as one of our footballers and he had 3 passengers with him – and we feared they may all be dead. It was about 4.30 in the morning before SES volunteers were able to get 3 of the boys out safely – but tragically the fourth had died.
All the 4 young men in the accident were players in our senior team… Read the full article here.