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Roosters Throw Support Behind Kurt Drysdale

Assistant Coach Craig Fitzgibbon has thrown his support behind Kurt Drysdale ahead of the upcoming Small Steps Fundraising dinner in May.

Fitzgibbon Throws Support Behind Kurt Drysdale

No one understands the importance of finding a cure for paralysis quite like Kurt Drysdale.

The once promising young football star had his life changed in an instant when a tragic football accident left him a ventilated quadriplegic requiring full-time care.

Four  years on, Kurt's more determined than ever before to play his part in the ground-breaking Spinal Injury Project (SIP) - a global stem-cell project currently underway in Australia that is on the cusp of finding a cure for paralysis.

The Small Steps Fundraising Dinner will include a Q+A session with guest speakers including Kurt, Perry and Darren Longbottom, who recently published a book titled ‘Beyond the Break,’ after a freak accident on a surf trip 10 years ago left him in a wheelchair.   

The night will also include a live charity auction and raffle with a three course dinner and beverage package included and entertainment from local Coalcliff resident Pete Jordan followed by Ultimate Entertainment DJ.

Sydney Roosters Captain Boyd Cordner has also generously donated a signed and framed jersey that is currently up for auction.


All proceeds will be donated to Spinal Injury Project.

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If you would like to donate a prize for the Raffles or Auctions please contact Shelly Morgan

For more information on the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation and the life-changing spinal cord injury research, visit

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