• Hannah Phillips

Tailem Bend Road Safety Initiative Driving Message Home


Tailem Bend Football Club has been working hard to increase awareness of road safety in their local community since the tragic death of two people close to the club several years ago.


When Terry Connolly first took on the Tailem Bend Football Club Presidency in 2010, his nephew's daughter Steph was tragically killed in a road accident.

After being approached by the family, Terry with the support of the Tailem Bend community and Murray Bridge Imperial Football Club, began an annual football Cup in honour of Steph, and to remind people of the importance of road safety.

The local club again faced tragedy in 2013 when well-respected member Molly Kneebone was killed in a road accident, with the Cup being renamed named the Leahy/Kneebone Cup, in memory of the two girls.

Tailem Bend Football Club also encourages road safety in a number of other ways, and has recently been recognised for their initiative at the 2017 SA Community Achievement Awards.

Former President Terry Connolly joined Anita on the Country Viewpoint for the full story.


Although his presidency has recently come to an end, Terry hopes the initiative continues long into the future.


Tailem Bend Football Club received $2,000 and a trophy for winning the Jones Harley Toole Community Road Safety Award, however the real rewards will continue to be increased road safety in the local community.


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