The Wynnum Manly Seagulls had a visit from some special guests earlier this week.
Students and teachers from Darling Point Special School and Redland District Special School visited BMD Kougari Oval full of excitement.
Along with staff from TFH Hire Services, a valued partner of the Seagulls, these students helped to launch the TFH Community Footy Program for 2022.
The TFH Community Footy Program will see students from Darling Point and Redland District participate is rugby league based activity sessions through July and August, run by Seagulls staff and players.
Some sessions will take place at Kougari Oval where the students will be able to follow their session by watching our Hostplus Cup team train. The rest of the sessions will be conducted at either school by Seagulls coaches and staff.
Charmaine Driver, Principal of Darling Point Special School, said: “Darling Point Special School students and their families have been thrilled to learn more league skills as part of the TFH Community Footy Program. This activity is a generous and successful way to engage our students in the game, peak their interest in our local Seagulls teams, and help them learn the discipline and spirit behind Rugby League. Thank you TFH and Wynnum Manly Seagulls for opening the door in such an inclusive way to our students.”
TFH National Partnerships Manager, Carolyn Oldano, was very pleased to attend the launch of the program and said, “TFH Hire Services are delighted to be supporting the Community Footy Program. Having forged a strong partnership with the club, we were quick to accept when the opportunity was presented. Our brand is associated with both major and grassroots sporting partnerships across the nation. However it is ones like this that pull on the heart strings. Knowing we are assisting in providing opportunities, smiles and laughter to special needs children, is so rewarding. That there is your return on investment, and there is no greater feeling.”
Seagulls CEO Hanan Laban is excited for the TFH Community Footy Program to commence this season.
“We are excited to welcome Darling Point Special School and Redland District Special School to the club today to launch the TFH Community Footy Program for 2022,” said Laban.
“We initially started this wonderful program with Darling Point Special School last year, and we are delighted to include Redland District Special School in the program as well.
“This year will see our staff and players host footy clinics both out at the schools and at BMD Kougari Oval as we provide more opportunities for students to participate.
“I’d like to thank our major partner, TFH Hire Services for supporting this program and providing this opportunity to many young rugby league fans. At the Seagulls, these are the programs we enjoy the most, where we can see the excitement amongst the young children and they all leave with a smile on their face.”
The TFH Community program will commence after the June/July school holidays with many more highlights to follow.