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Lions lend a hand

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LEOPOLD has unveiled a plan to keep its players connected during the postponement of the GFL season while at the same time playing a role in its local community.

The brainchild of defender Davis Morris, Lions players will be available on weekends and Tuesday and Thursdays from 5pm to help those impacted by the spread of COVID-19 with the purchase, collection and delivery of essential goods, including food and medicine.

“With the season being cut off, our ability to come together as a group’s been made really difficult,” Morris said.

“Two of our four trademarks are humble and respectful, and we recognise there’s a lot of people involved at the footy club beyond the playing group.

“We tried to come up with a few ideas on how we give back and engage over the next couple of months when we can’t get together as a group.

“One of those areas was potentially being able to help out with some of our elderly members and people who are in isolation with the virus.

“Whether we go and get someone’s groceries or fill someone’s prescription and be able to drop them off from door-to-door, we thought it was an area we can assist the local community who are pivotal for our club to keep running.”

Morris says the initiative has the support of each player.

“We have a playing group of around 60, and every single person responded that they were happy to help out,” he said.

“It shows the character of our group that they acknowledge this situation is bigger than themselves.

“We’re stoked with the response we’ve had internally.

“We’ve had a bit of media coverage, and that’s what we want; we want the community aware of what we’re trying to do to assist.”

For more details for contact David Morris on 0417 683 530

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