Saturday, January 23, 2010

Plaques sell to restore Darcy grave site

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Sporting personalities from Australia and overseas have lined up to support a fundraising initiative to restore the grave site of one of the nation’s legendary sportsmen, Les Darcy.
Rugby union stalwart Nick Farr Jones is one of 50 individuals and businesses who “bought” one of Darcy’s bouts to raise money for the $60,000 project, supported by Maitland City Council, the Les Darcy Committee and the Boxing Hall of Fame.
The details of each of Darcy’s 50 fights were engraved onto individual plaques, which were then offered for sale. All sold within months.
The plaques will be displayed at the base of the Les Darcy statue in East Maitland.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, 20 Jan, 2010 .