ABCRA issued a statement after the death of one of their own, 62-year-old Bruce 'Greenie' Green, from Grafton, who was struck by a charging bull at AELEC last Saturday and passed away in Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital later that night.
Taking to Facebook, ABCRA paid tribute to the “long-time member of the Board, the most extraordinary club member” who they said gave “selflessly t0 his mates, his family, the sport of rodeo and campdraft, and the ABCRA.”
“Greenie has always ‘been there’, always part of the Rodeo, out there making it happen, never asking anything but always giving everything. A great bloke and a diamond in the rough. Generous in every way,” the organisation said on Facebook.
“We are all in shock and deeply saddened. The Board and Members of the ABCRA extend our deepest sympathies to Bruce’s family and friends. We are holding you all close in our thoughts and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as we all reflect on the life and value of a wonderful fellow.
“Greenie, you’ll be sadly missed by us all.”
A report is being prepared for the coroner, and local police have commenced inquiries.