Wildcats to help fire appeal

Greg Hire puts pressure on Townsville’s Mitch Norton during the Wildcats win over Townsville on Sunday.
Greg Hire puts pressure on Townsville’s Mitch Norton during the Wildcats win over Townsville on Sunday.

I’m definitely a very lucky person.

That is why it’s great to put things in perspective every once in a while.

We have now won two games straight after a disappointing two-game losing streak.

But at the end of the day, we were fortunate that back-to-back losses was the worst thing we had to worry about.

After our victory in Townsville, it could be argued that some players were a bit weary from playing two games in 36 hours and travelling across the country.

But that was nothing compared with what was occurring in the Perth Hills.

It was a devastating feeling being in Townsville as we were constantly updated on the latest with the bushfires.

It hit home even further after finding out Wanneroo Wolves and West Coast Waves player Shani Amos and her mother lost their home along with their belongings.

We at the Wildcats are in a very fortunate position and that is why this Friday night we would like to give back in some way.

The Perth Arena has opened up all 13,710 seats in the hope that it will be a sell-out against the New Zealand Breakers.

One dollar from every ticket sold will go towards the Lord Mayor Disaster Relief Appeal.

Furthermore, there are auctions online for the chance to win our game-worn jerseys. We hope that everyone jumps on board so we can bring a little positivity to a community that’s been devastated.