Poondi, aka Andrew Constable, moved to Goonengerry with his family when he was ten and has continued to live in the area for 28 years with only a short eight-year sojourn to Sydney – we all need a chance to spread our wings!
‘After marrying my beautiful wife, we moved to Sydney for eight years and had our children, Jackson and Isaac.’
‘There came a point when we decided it was time to move back home to raise our children where we grew up,’ Poondi said with a quiet smile.
As a former Mullumbimby High School student who played junior league and senior football for the Mullum Giants, as well as working at the Chincogan Tavern (now known as the Court House) and the Footy Club, Poondi is known and loved by many in the area.
Unfortunately health concerns mean that Poondi had to retire recently, and his friends and work colleagues at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club are gathering in support to raise money to help him and his family.
They are asking you to come and join them in their fundraising endeavours this Friday November 24 from 7pm at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club.
‘The club management and staff and have been very supportive,’ said Poondi.
‘I’m very grateful and humbled at the amount of support, concern and care shown by everyone towards both me and my family.
‘It really represents the strong essence of community in this area that we are so lucky to have.’
The ‘Have A Beer For Poondi’ will feature two local bands, lucky door prizes, lucky dips and raffles so that everyone can have a great time.