Top tipster tips tipping winnings to charity

South Western Times
Bunbury Herald football reporter Darryl Cockram is congratulated by Dolphin Discovery Centre general manager David Kerr on winning this year’s football tipping competition. As part of his win Mr Cockram donated $500 to Cystic Fibrosis WA.
Camera IconBunbury Herald football reporter Darryl Cockram is congratulated by Dolphin Discovery Centre general manager David Kerr on winning this year’s football tipping competition. As part of his win Mr Cockram donated $500 to Cystic Fibrosis WA. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

A bit of football fun could help those with a serious illness, after $500 was donated to Cystic Fibrosis WA.

Bunbury Herald football reporter Darrel Cockram won this year’s Dolphin Discovery Centre Football Tipping Competition which featured every week in the South Western Times.

Mr Cockram was rewarded for his efforts with a $500 cheque from the Dolphin Discovery Centre, with the money going to a charity of his choice. He said he chose Cystic Fibrosis WA because he lost a family member due to the disease.

“My brother-in-law’s daughter passed away because of cystic fibrosis a couple of years ago,” he said.

Mr Cockram has been a football reporter for the Bunbury Herald for 32 years and said this was about the third time he had won the competition.

“Seeing a game each week does help,” he said.

“Also knowing the players over a number of years.”

Mr Cockram won the competition with 67 points, one ahead of Bunbury Herald sport journalist Mitchell Woodcock, who fell short in the final round.

Early leader, Spirit Radio breakfast announced Ashley Dillon, fell away late in the season despite having a convincing lead in the first half of the season.

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