Cooper Rice-Brading Foundation Charity Auction

Funding a cure for Sarcoma

Afternoon Sport are proud to be supporting the Cooper Rice-Brading Foundation.

At age 17, Cooper Rice-Brading’s vision was to change the current trajectory for young sarcoma patients. The aim of CRBF is to fund clinical research to find a cure for sarcoma, while raising awareness of sarcoma in the greater community in an effort to promote early diagnosis, and to provide support for sarcoma patients and their families.

AUCTION ITEMS

2021 Signed NSW State of Origin Jersey

2021 Signed NSW State of Origin Jersey Donated by NSWRL
Signed by every member of the 2021 SOO series winning team.

Signed Wallabies Jersey

Signed Wallabies Jersey
Donated by Michael Hooper.

Golf Day with Benji Marshall

Golf Day with Benji Marshall
Enjoy a round of gold with Tigers and South Sydney legend.

An hour's coaching session for 10 from Australian cricketer Nathan Lyon

An hour’s coaching session for 10 from Australian cricketer Nathan Lyon.
This would suit a club, or a group of good mates.

A drawing by Cooper Tarleton of Rabbitohs star Latrell Mitchell

A drawing by Cooper Tarleton of Rabbitohs star Latrell Mitchell.
Read about Cooper below…

Cooper is the son of prominent First Nations artist, Kylie Tarleton

Cooper Tarleton is a proud Wiradjuri man from Orange NSW .

In 2018 Cooper was diagnosed with osteosarcoma at age 18, three days after completing his HSC.  He underwent chemotherapy and invasive surgery, and was bed bound during a great portion of that time.

He found himself resulting to artwork to get him through his treatment, and to provide an escape from his reality,

Cooper is the son of prominent First Nations artist, Kylie Tarleton, and is a portrait artist, who loves drawing inspiring figures.  Art continues to help him express himself, while he undertakes an Exercise Physiology degree at UNSW.

Recently, Cooper completed a portrait of Rabbitohs star Latrell Mitchell, as be strongly believes First Nations sportsmen pave a way for young children by creating strong role models for dedication, motivation and hard work, allowing others to understand what it takes to be successful.

Cooper’s strong belief is, positive thinking and finding joy in each day will always make things better, even in the darkest of circumstances. Keeping hope and always holding on with courage will always give you something to look forward to.

“Hope is the only thing stronger than fear”!