You may have noticed the banners fluttering on the entrance to Bellingen, signalling that it’s time for the annual Sgt Matthew Locke MG Charity Match.
It’s the 13th year for the iconic rugby league match, which honours the memory of distinguished local soldier Matthew Locke, who won a Medal for Gallantry for his service in Afghanistan.
Last year saw the Bellingen side victorious for only the second time, so the military are determined to win back the crown.
However, due to COVID, the Magpies won’t be facing Army Thunder as usual.
The match at Bellingen Park on Saturday February 27 will see the Magpies pitted against a NSW-based Australian Defence Force team drawn from across the three services.
The Ford street gate will be open from 11am and…