Both the Mandurah Storm and Pirates rugby clubs came together in a “clash of the codes” match to help raise funds for player Liam McLenaghan – who is battling leukaemia – at the Meadow Springs Sports Facility on Saturday.
The local league and union clubs merged their two codes’ rules into one exhibition match, with hundreds in attendance helping them rattle tins to drum up donations for Liam and his family.
The 15-year-old was diagnosed with leukaemia in July, and has been heavily involved in Mandurah’s rugby scene playing for both clubs as a junior.
A presentation at half time saw MSP Engineering and and Pacific Industrial Company donate $6000 to the cause, which comes on the back of a work-based incentive scheme used to give back to the local community.
Liam is the first beneficiary of the initiative, which rewards the construction team for safely meeting weekly stretch targets for installation of structural steel at their Kwinana-based site.
Western Force legend Matt Hodgson also attended the day, presenting Liam with a jersey.