Now the dust has settled on the AFL grand final, next up is the NRL blockbuster between South Sydney and Canterbury, with one local printer not shy in showing his support.
Digitalpress, based in the Rabbitoh’s heartland of Surry Hills, is backing the local boys to the hilt, with the company’s frontage covered in a self-produced poster with the words ‘keep calm and go the bunnies’, and is happily giving the poster away to all who request one.
Owner Theo Pettaras says: “My wife Kassandra and I are devoted Rabbitohs supporters. I have been involved with the club for over ten years.”
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“Kassandra was born and raised in this area and we were both Christened in Surry Hills. Digitalpress was established in Holt Street Surry Hills nearly 10 years ago.
“With the amazing achievement of the Bunnies making it into the grand final we wanted to add to spirit and produced a poster. We dressed the shopfront with them and lots of locals have come out admiring our creative efforts.
“We are happily giving them away and enjoying the camaraderie that is fairly unique to our club.”
For those who aren’t intimately acquainted with the NRL, the South Sydney club was a founder member of the competition more than 100 years ago, then was almost booted out by Rupert Murdoch when he took ownership of the competition at the turn of this century.
It survived thanks to the enormous community support it received which resulted in protest marches. The last time it was in a grand final was 43 years ago.
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