RiotACT has this week introduced a new series that will run throughout the Super Rugby season, where we interview the Brumbies man of the match following each home game.
Brumbies prop Ben Alexander had plenty of reasons to be pleased last week. His team was on the top of the ladder after its 27-15 win against Perth’s Western Force and he was awarded man of the match. As a result, $500 will be donated to the charity of his choosing, the Amy Gillett Foundation.
Though Ben isn’t a cyclist, he says he has chosen to support the Amy Gillett Foundation to help make cycling-related fatalities a thing of the past.
“Canberra is an active city and there are lots of cyclists on our roads. We’ve got good cycling infrastructure and cycle paths but that doesn’t mean that accidents don’t happen.”
He says that fans who want to do more to support the Amy Gillett Foundation should consider purchasing the portrait of cycling great Robbie McEwan (pictured above) currently on display at The Dock on Kingston Foreshore, of which he is a co-owner.
The reserve price is $8000, but if that’s out of your price range he says you can always buy the postcard for a small donation to the Amy Gillett Foundation instead.
Different athlete’s portraits are rotated on display at The Dock and sold to the highest bidder, with money raised going to a charity of the athlete’s choice.
The next Brumbies home game is on Saturday 4 April 2015, when they take on the Cheetahs at GIO Stadium.