The fashion was forward and champagne was flowing at Weebolla Oval on Saturday as the Moree Bulls hosted their biggest Ladies Day yet.
A record 430 women turned out to enjoy a beautiful sunny day with a few glasses of bubbles, good food, great company and, of course, top rugby on Saturday, July 27 and although the results on field didn't go the Bulls' way in first grade, there was still plenty to celebrate off-field.
Featuring a grazing table to die for from A Tasty Surprise and styled by New England Grazing Co, an exclusive bar, canapes and fork food by Relish Catering, $6,500 worth of amazing raffle prizes (donated by local businesses), the annual jersey auction, and entertainment by Jac in the Box throughout the afternoon, followed by Avenue 4 Troy well into the night, the day was once again a hit.
"It was really, really good," Ladies Day committee member Nicole Youngberry said.
"It was a wonderful day and everyone had a really good time. The weather was also lovely."
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This year was the first time Ladies Day was held at the northern end of the field in an exclusive marquee, supplied by North West Marquees and Events, which Ms Youngberry said was well-received by the crowd.
"Everyone loved the new set-up," she said.
"It worked really well and meant there was plenty of space for the exclusive Ladies Day area, as well as the general admission crowd.
"We had 430 ladies in that area and it wasn't crammed, we could spread out."
This year was the biggest Ladies Day crowd to date, topping last year's record total of 380 women, with tickets selling out in less than a week.
Funds raised from this year's Ladies Day, combined with those raised at the Bulls Black Tie Ball held in June, will go to supporting the local Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.
A total fundraising figure is yet to be finalised, but Ms Youngberry said the committee hopes to equal last year's record total of $30,000 with the combination of both events.
She said unfortunately, fundraising is down as a result of the effects of the drought on the community.
"Our cash donations were only a third of last year's and the jersey auction didn't make as much as last year, which is understandable," she said.
"The drought has hit us hard this year. But our main focus is to make sure we give back to the ladies of the rugby club and the general community, so as long as everyone had a really good time, it was a success."
The committee hopes to announce a fundraising total by the end of next week.