Seagulls and Deadly Choices Extend Long-term Partnership

The Seagulls are proud to announce the extension of their partnership with Deadly Choices, including a program of activity focused on promoting access to primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander peoples.

The relationship between the Seagulls and Deadly Choices is longstanding, with games held on North Stradbroke Island since 2014 in an effort to bring elite rugby league to passionate local fans.

David Collins, CEO of Yulu-Burri-Ba, Tracey Thompson, Deadly Choices Ambassador and Hanan Laban, CEO of Wynnum Manly Seagulls

Through the partnership, the Seagulls will host two Indigenous Recognition games, in Redlands and Maryborough, as part of the 2021 Intrust Super Cup season. The Gulls will take on the Northern Pride at Pinklands Sporting Complex on July 3rd, then face the PNG Hunters for the second time this season at Eskdale Park on July 31st.

Match days will incorporate a variety of coaching clinics and junior games, as well as the chance to meet rugby league icons and Deadly Choices ambassadors. The club will play in a unique indigenous jersey for each game, with the designs to be revealed in the lead up to the games.

The Gulls are also excited to support Deadly Choices in promoting healthy choices and educating local communities. As part of the Deadly Choices program, anyone who receives a 715 health check at a participating health clinic (including Yulu-Burri-Ba and Galangoor clinics) will receive a Seagulls health shirt.

Seagulls CEO Hanan Laban reiterated the importance of working with partners with shared values. “The strength of the club’s relationship with Deadly Choices is built on the back of a shared commitment to community.”

“As a community footy club we know how important it is to ensure that the local people who give so much to us are looking after themselves and are healthy. We’ve been working with Deadly Choices to help educate and promote healthy outcomes since 2014 and we look forward to creating positive impact into the future”.