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Mr Kleemann floated the
idea ofother spin-offs from the
project, including a 'Roo Run',
perhaps along Ricciuto Road,
Waikerie or near where Mr
Ricciuto used to train.
member Linda McKay said the
Roo Project was "about a man
who has grown up in Waikerie
and gone on to do amazing
things in the sporting arena".
"He has achieved a lot in
football that we should be
proud of; he has put us on the
map," she said.
"The project is about show-
ing that you can come from a
little town like this, you can
have a passion and you can
Mrs McKay said Mr Ric-
ciuto was happy to support
the project if it would help
She said many Waikerie
residents had voiced nega-
tive opinions that the project
would not make any differ-
ence to tourism or the local
"But visitors have told us
they think it's a bloody good
idea and they will come and
see it," Mrs McKay said.
"It's not that long ago that
Roo was playing and he is still
a current person in football --
he is in the media every day.
"So why not give it a go?"
Mrs McKay said people
who visited Waikerie for the
statue unveiling, expected
towards the end of next year,
would "want something to
eat, something to drink and to
have a wander up the street".
"The street and the town
will be busy and to see that
will be fantastic," she pre-
"People are sick of the
city and if we can show them
something, they'll consider a
"If we can get past the 'oh,
I barrack for Port' mentality,
this project will thrive.
"It's not about what football
team Waikerie people support,
it's about Waikerie and our
Mrs McKay said people
could email contact.rwcc@
gmail.com with letters of sup-
Community support for Roo statue
PORT Lincoln sculptor Ken Martin creates a marquette showing what a completed bronze sculpture of AFL Hall of Famer Mark Ricciuto
would look like.
PHOTO: Port Lincoln Times
MILDURA man Bob Utber wants
to clear up any misconceptions about
his brainchild the 'Roo Project'.
The story goes that early last year
Mr Utber's car broke down on one of his
many trips to and from Mildura to see
grandson Patrick Dangerfield play for the
He went for a walk around Waikerie,
came back and got chatting to the team at
"I asked them what their biggest
export was," Mr Utber was reported as
saying in The Age last August.
"People said grapes, lemons, oranges.
And I said, 'No, your biggest export is
Since then, Mr Utber has led the
charge for a statue honouring the 1998
Adelaide premiership player.
The cost is upwards of $100,000 and
Port Lincoln sculptor Ken Martin has
already created a marquette of what the
finished bronze product will look like.
Mr Utber's interest is purely
personal -- Dangerfield wears number
32 on his Crows guernsey, the same
number Ricciuto wore. "There's a funny
misconception that I'm benefiting from
this project," Mr Utber said.
"But there's nothing in it for me, other
than it was originally my idea and I've got
some connections which extend to Crows
players, supporters and sponsors."
Mr Utber said the project was 'left of
field' and the project was not about him,
but about Waikerie.
"If your town's a kilometre off the
main drag, most people won't pull in to
visit, but Mark has said he would do any-
thing to help support Waikerie.
"He's got family here, he's got property
McKay's Automotive owner Linda
McKay said people visiting Waikerie's
Rainmoth Gallery regularly asked where
they could learn more about Mark Ric-
"There's stuff at the football club, but
that's locked," she said.
"When Bob's car broke down, he went
for a walk around town, came back and
said 'you need something about Mark'.
That's what many visitors also tell us."
Mr Utber said he had done "a lot of
legwork" and had funded his own travel
costs to attend meetings.
"Adelaide Football Club is right behind
the project, it will do anything to help,"
"They're not necessarily in a finan-
cial position, but are helping us out with
graphic design and the former players
association is right behind it, along with
major sponsors and supporters."
Mrs McKay, who is on the Roo Project
committee along with Mr Utber, said the
Waikerie community could only benefit
from his involvement.
"When you've got someone who's got
the connections with the football commu-
nity, why not go for it?" she asked.
"A donation of $10,000 towards the
project is chicken feed to some of these
"But if we don't have the money it
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Morgan Lions Club has organised the clinic
which will be at Morgan Medical Centre on
March 28 and 29.
The screening is for people who may have
a family member who has had a malignant
melanoma, have five or more moles on their
forearms, have had moles removed that were
not cancers, previously had skin cancer or
have a mole or freckle that is changing, size,
colour or shape.
People with fair skin who burn easily, had
blistered sunburn as a child or have had in-
flamed skin sores are encouraged to use the
For more information or to book people
can call Marg Vandeleur on 8540 3301 or 0437
Free cancer screening
for at risk people
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