Lucky shopper wins grand final footy trip

Cecilia AllenManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Pemberton resident Greg Hamlyn, Pemberton General Store owners Lionel Lee and Sheree Starling-Lee, and branch manager Petula Holland are pleased the Statewide AFL Ultimate Footy Trip was won by someone in the region.
Camera IconPemberton resident Greg Hamlyn, Pemberton General Store owners Lionel Lee and Sheree Starling-Lee, and branch manager Petula Holland are pleased the Statewide AFL Ultimate Footy Trip was won by someone in the region. Credit: Cecilia Allen / Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Pemberton business owner and firefighter Greg Hamlyn has won the ultimate football trip and is jetting off to Melbourne for the AFL Grand Final next month.

Mr Hamlyn entered the Statewide competition run by The West Australian Regional Newspapers after making a purchase at the Pemberton General Store.

Mr Hamlyn said he was “ecstatic” to win the prize worth more than $5000 that includes game tickets, flights and accommodation.

“I want to thank West Australian Newspapers for holding the competition, it’s a fantastic prize and you never think you’re going to win something like that,” he said.

“I’m looking forward to the energy of a 100,000-seat stadium.”

The West Coast Eagles supporter said although his team did not make it to the grand final he was still excited to attend and enjoy the atmosphere.

Pemberton General Store owners Lionel Lee and Sheree Starling-Lee said they were happy someone from Pemberton won the competition.

The competition ran in newspapers across the State and attracted more than 5000 entries.

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