Dear Members We are extremely proud to announce that our 2010 Sea Eagles Community Program has been by far our best yet. Not only did we extend our range of programs in the community but our Players were more acCve than they have ever been before and the program culminated with Deanne Lees our Community RelaCons Manager being awarded the Harvey Norman Women in League Achievement Award – Paid. In 2010 we created four key pillars of our community program: The Sea Eagles FoundaCon The Sea Eagles Kids Program Local Indigenous Programs SupporCng Charity Partners One of our most important iniCaCves within the Kids Program is “Sea Eagles Read”. The Players have truly embraced this concept and we had the majority of our Players parCcipaCng as either “Reading Captains” or visiCng as surprise players in 2010. This fantasCc iniCaCve has produced some spectacular results and is now being looked at by the NSW EducaCon Department to see if there are learning’s they can incorporate into the school curriculum. Some of the changes in the last 12 months have been phenomenal, just look at these results: Prior to the Sea Eagles Reads Program -‐ 2009 82% of boys listed literacy, in parCcular reading as their least favourite subject 18% of children parCcipated in voluntary reading programs 64% of the boys listed sports stars, in parCcular Rugby League stars as their male hero Follow up results – 2010 No boys detailed reading as their least favourite 65% listed literacy as their favourite subject 90% of children parCcipated in voluntary reading programs What an amazing turn around for the kids, in parCcular the boys and this is a testament to the staﬀ who Crelessly created the program in the ﬁrst place and the Players who are helping to bring it to life and moCvate the kids to parCcipate. We are also very proud of our involvement with the Royal Far West, Manly. Previously we had supported the Arrounubi School and raised over $40,000 to help them purchase a new school bus. In 2010 we turned our aaenCon to Royal Far West and created the “Eagles Nest” within their facility at Manly. This purpose built room now has couches, computers, Wii and PlaystaCon consoles and is a fantasCc environment for the kids and their families to relax. I would like to parCcularly acknowledge Glenn Stewart for helping to champion this project and David Williams for the sensaConal mural he painted in the room. The Players will now take an acCve role in helping to build relaConships with the kids who come to Royal Far West and make them feel part of the Sea Eagles family. We urge you to read this E-‐Newsleaer to beaer understand how the Sea Eagles are truly trying to make a diﬀerence in the Community and how you can help us with our eﬀorts. Thank you for all your support. Scoa Penn Chairman Manly-‐Warringah Sea Eagles Limited
TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 – Chairmans Leaer 3 – 2010 Charity Partners 4 – Sea Eagles Read 5 – Ready Set Grow 6 – Eagles Nest 7 – Cultural Immersion Camp 9 – Sea Eagles of Tomorrow 10 – Yunus 11 – Game Day AcCvaCons – Women I League Round 12 – Indigenous Round 13 – Community Carnival 14 – Community Outreach 17 – Every Other Day 20 – Community Clubman of the Year 21 – Ken Stephens Nominee 22 – DonaCons & Appearances 23-‐ Sea Eagles Healthy Living FoundaCon Limited We give thanks and photo credit to our oﬃcial team photographer Maa Harris.
What the Community said about the 2010 Sea Eagles Hey We just wanted to say Thank you to the all you guys for what you did for Johno, yesterday was awesome and going to the game last night was certainly a highlight in Johno's life to date. He couldn’t stop talking last night and it took him a long Cme to go to sleep he was so happy. If you could pass on a huge Thank you to Glenn & Brea for what they did for him we would really appreciate it. The whole day was an experience and a boost for him we haven't seen him that happy in a long Cme. So to all that helped make this day possible Thanks you guys are legends and you know have all our enCre family as your number 1 fans! Cheers Brad and Ethan GreeCngs CongratulaCons on a great win and our thanks for enabling Lifeline Northern Beaches to gain exposure to supporters together with the collecCon of funds for the ongoing support of our 24x7 telephone service and the band of volunteers who answer some 2000 calls per month. We greatly value the ongoing support provided by the Sea Eagles and appreciate the opportuniCes you oﬀer and the direct involvement of your execuCve and players. Please accept our thanks; we appreciate all you do for our centre. Best regards Barry J W, Chairman, Lifeline Northern Beaches
I would like to thank and congratulate Kieran Foran and Darcy Lussick for their eﬀorts recently at the Forestville skills night. The boys both got involved with the acCviCes with the kids and stuck around alerwards to sign autographs. The feedback I have received from parents has all been posiCve and boys were a credit to the club and themselves. Thanks again Clinton, Forestville Ferrets I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for allowing David to aaend the David Peachey Shield & Russell Richardson Cup ﬁnals day in Dubbo on Wednesday. The compeCCon is celebrated its 10th year in 2010 with over 250 primary schools & 2500 kids parCcipaCng from an area covering Lithgow to LighCng Ridge & across to Bourke (plus all points in between). Given our developing relaConship with the Sea Eagles, it was great to have a current player involved – he was mobbed by a heap of kids all day & conducted himself in a very friendly & professional manner. As always, a massive thanks to you too! Please also pass on our thanks to your football staﬀ & Board. Cheers, Si. Simon Dirs, Program Manager, David Peachey FoundaDon
2010 Charity Partners We work closely with each of our selected Charity Partners in helping raise awareness for their chosen causes and oﬀer fundraising opportuniCes at our home game per charity. This year we helped our charity partners raise over $21,000 just from home game acCvaCons.
The Sea Eagles Read program was a great success again in 2010, with below results highlighCng the posiCve impact we are having on children and their literacy studies. 12 schools were iniCated into the Sea Eagles Reads program in 2010 and 12 players were trained as Sea Eagles Reading Captains during the season. In addiCon to reading captains another 18 Sea Eagles players were acCvely involved in Sea Eagles Read in 2010. 2009 -‐ Prior to the Sea Eagles Reading Program 82% of boys listed literacy, in parCcular reading as their least favourite subject. Of those boys 64% listed sports stars, in parCcular rugby league stars as their male hero.
Sea Eagles Read
ALer the Sea Eagles Reading Program and Rugby League mulD-‐literacy approach The amount of boys who listed reading as their least favourite subject was 0%. 65% now listed literacy as their favourite subject. 90% of children enjoy voluntary reading since program implementaCon compared to 18% at the start of the program.
100% of boys recommended the program to other schools.
Ready Set Grow The Ready, Set, Grow school garden program was started due to the increase in the number of schools interested in starCng fruit and vegetable gardens. We now have 28 schools parCcipaCng in the Ready Set Grow Program on the Northern Beaches which is fully supported by all three councils. 28 Northern Beaches schools aaended the workshop: 9 early child care centres, 14 primary schools and 5 high schools with a total of 60 teachers, parents, SRC leaders, school garden club commiaee members aaending one of the three workshops held at Kimbriki Eco House and Garden. The general visions for school gardens were: posiCve learning environment, supplying a link to the canteen, learning about healthy eaCng and the environment, involving the whole school in the care of the garden, linking in classroom lessons with the garden
A phase 2 workshop is planned uClising the Coal Loader Health Topics resource. It will be run in early term 1, 2011. The next phase focuses on increasing schools’ capacity to uClise the garden as a learning and teaching tool around nutriCon and physical acCvity, and make more links with the curriculum.
Eagles Nest The Eagles Nest is a purpose built room at Royal Far West Manly that provides a space not only for educaConal programs such as Rapteens, delivered in a less sterile environment , but also provides a recreaConal room where players can interact with visiCng children. There are computers available for online educaCon programs, an entertainment area with a Nintendo Wii and play staCon, arts and cral area, outside garden area where herbs and vegetables are grown and acCviCes organized surrounding the garden maintenance. All acCviCes involve players on a roster basis throughout the year. We want the children and their parents to indenCfy with the players as individuals on a more personal level where the kids can actually build relaConships with the players and feel part of the Sea Eagles family.
Cultural Immersion Camp The Manly Sea Eagles in consultaCon with the David Peachey FoundaCon conducted its ﬁrst Cultural Immersion, Youth Leadership and Mentoring camp in Bindal and Wulgurukaba country (out from Townsville, QLD). ParCcipants were selected on the basis of their posiCve contribuCons to their school, community, family and/or sporCng groups. From the cultural Immersion camp we were able to achieve the following outcomes. A strong connectedness and awareness of Indigenous history and current issues A new network of peers and support resources The development of leadership qualiCes A heightened awareness of social responsibiliCes Goal sesng (Dreaming) Awareness of educaConal pathways Taking responsibility for your acCons
Cultural Immersion Camp PARTICIPANTS QUOTES “The trip was great. I learnt about my culture and to be proud of who I am. I also learnt how to look aFer myself and become an adult” – Andrew Shaw “The bush was great and Uncle Russell got me really interested in my culture. I learnt how to use a woomera, spear and how to throw a boomerang properly” – Jimmy WreghiR “I learnt a lot of new things that I will never forget, especially in the bush. Through this program I have grown to love my people even more” – Kyle Plant
“I loved the cultural centre and our pain7ng. The University was a bit sad because of how hard our old people had it trying to get an educa7on” – Jordan Seymour “It was such a deadly experience coming up here. My favourite moment was going in the scrub with Uncle Russell and also the tube rides on Magne7c Island” – Ma#hew Waites “It was good to able to talk about my problems with Si and Peach. I feel like they really listened to me and give good advice” – Ryan Mitchell
Sea Eagles of Tomorrow
Not only does Rugby League oﬀer youngsters skills to play the game -‐ but more importantly, Rugby League provides them with skills and opportuniCes to succeed in life. The enCre Sea Eagles organizaCon supports juniors of all ages parCcipaCng in the game we all love, both on and oﬀ the ﬁeld. We recognize that these young people are the future of the NRL, making junior development a priority for the Sea Eagles. By working hand-‐in-‐hand with ARL Development and through the Creless eﬀorts of our ARLD Oﬃcer, Melissa Vayro, the Sea Eagles in season 2010 delivered the following: -‐ 6 Gala Days; Manly All Schools Carnival, Catholic All Schools Carnival, Legends of League Carnival and 3 Eagle Tag Carnivals -‐ Delivered over 22 In School Programs -‐ Hosted 2 School Holiday Sea Eagles of Tomorrow Clinics, our July Clinic at Brookvale Oval saw over 300 children taking part in the largest clinic naConally in the NRL.
Yunus I think we all agree it is every child’s right to have access to basic necessiCes such a clean drinking water, food and shelter. Unfortunately in some countries this is a luxury. The Manly Sea Eagles players have decided to lend a hand by sponsoring a liale boy named Yunus, who now resides in the Jodie O’Shea orphanage in Bali. Yunus was born in poverty stricken Sumba, a very poor and arid island to the east of Bali where he was growing up malnourished and surviving on a meager hand to mouth existence. Today, however, in his new home Yunus is embracing a life he have never known and through his Sea Eagles sponsorship can now conCnue to ﬂourish with a healthy diet, an educaCon, being nurtured and cared for and having the freedom to simply be an acCve liale boy.
Dear De, Robbo and Kingy How are you? I am good I have been learnin g more English I love to jump on o ur new trampoline My best friend is N yong we like to pla y We are at school m ore because of exa ms Thank you for your support From Yunus
Women In League Round
Women in League from the Manly area with Dave Williams
Sea Eagles players wore pink on their Jerseys in support of the Women in League Round Jamie Lyon with our Women in League Ambassador Sue Alder
Jye Elemes-‐Carr from Wellington Public School was our special guest for the Indigenous Round leading the team out with captain Jamie Lyon. Jye symbolizes the Sea Eagles commitment to help provide opportuniCes for our indigenous youth to help improve their physical health and educaCon through mentoring programs from our players and staﬀ.
Community Carnival The 2010 NRL Community Carnival saw the Manly Sea Eagle Players visit schools on the Central Coast, North Sydney and Manly presenCng the “Eat Well Play Well Stay Well” message. They pracCced their skills on the school ovals with the students and preached the word of Rugby League. The 20 schools who parCcipated in the Community Carnival all received a school pack containing 20 footballs, a ball bag, 12 water boales and carrier, teacher resource packs for classroom and ﬁeld acCviCes, Manly Sea Eagle merchandise and lots of prizes and giveaways to the students. From a result of the players visiCng the schools there was an increase in team parCcipaCon in school Rugby League in Manly (30% from 2009 to 2010) and Nth Sydney (20% from 2009 to 2010). There was also a slight increase in Manly JRLD registraCons especially in the U6’s age group. The North Sydney Junior Rugby League district saw an increase in numbers across the mini and mod age groups (U6-‐12) due to the Sea Eagles visiCng the schools.
Will Hopoate & Chris Bailey with students from St Lucy’s School
George Rose as Santa at the Sea Eagles Kids Christmas Party
Maa Ballin training kids as part of a charity prize.
Jamie Lyon signing autographs at training
George Rose and Jamie Buhrer at St Lukes Primary School
Brent Kite at a Camp Quality Fundraiser
Ben Farrar with Kids from Brewarrina
Michael Robertson and Anthony Watmough at Royal Far West Manly
Dave Williams at the Ronnie Gibbs knockout in Bourke Dave Williams visited St IgnaCus school in Bourke
Dave Williams & David Peachey with players at the Peachey knockout in Dubbo
Every Other Day The Sea Eagles have a proud tradiCon of civic involvement and remain commiaed to supporCng the people on the Northern Peninsula both with their play on the ﬁeld and their contribuCons oﬀ it. In each of the past 2 seasons, every player in the Sea Eagles NRL squad has taken part in a community event, strengthening even further the organizaCon’s commitment to giving back. So while the Sea Eagles are striving to win football games on weekends, they’re also trying just as hard every other day to improve local communiCes and to make Northern Peninsula locals proud of their football team. The “Every Other Day” campaign highlights the outstanding work the players have done in the community. Below you’ll ﬁnd just a sampling of the great work Sea Eagles players are doing.
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GEORGE ROSE Community Clubman of the Year
George was one of our shining lights last year across all our Community iniCaCves s howing enthusiasm in every appearance and was a reading captain at Narr abeen Lakes Public School where the children adored him. G eorge is always extremely acCve in all o ur Indigenous program s as he is conscious and thankful of the opportuniCes h e was given as an Indigenous child grow ing up in Bathurst NSW to develop and play the game he l oves eventually as a prof essional and gaining the added honou r of represenCng his peo ple for the past two years in the a nnual Allstars match. G eorge has a cult following on the Northe rn Beaches and always represents the Sea Eagles with honour and pride so we were t hr illed to announce him as our C lubman of the year in 2 010.
George reading with the Kids at Narrabeen Lakes Primary School
DAVE WILLIAMS 2010 Ken Stephens Nominee ason he ed David’s se y d n e h ic h w Communit season trial injury in a pre e himself in all Sea Eagles g n aC act across st va e d e a huge imp Aler a o involv t ad n m o si e h ci e ry d e s urg r week in iou m shoulder s nt on average 4 hours pe made a consc ro f g n ri ve co is was id spe hilst re ddiCon to th a Programs. W community outreach. Dav n i s, al iv n ar ur ue related c ar West, all facets of o nd rugby leag st ” at Royal F a e s N e s iC e gl ar h Ea c “ l e schools, loca hment of th n the refurbis i t ar p al gr te an in Manly.
DonaCon Items The popularity of the Manly Sea Eagles allows numerous opportuniCes for chariCes to beneﬁt from the teams success. DonaCng merchandise and autographed memorabilia to nonproﬁt groups is another Sea Eagles tradiCon. Examples of events we support include: school fundraisers, charity aucCons, raﬄes and community fundraisers. To receive a donaCon we must receive a type wriaen request four weeks in advance of your event.
The bond between the Manly Sea Eagles and the community is never more evident than when a player volunteers his Cme at a school, hospital or community event. As with donaCons we must receive a wriaen request for a player appearance at least four weeks in advance of your event. Due to the hundreds of requests we receive we are unable to service them all but do our utmost to fulﬁll as many requests as we can. If your wriaen request is selected we will call or email you to advise same and closer to the date of appearance conﬁrm details and players appearing. If you are looking for a donaCon item or player appearance to make a diﬀerence to your event please email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to: Grace Alder The Manly Sea Eagles Community RelaCons Administrator are commiaed to m aking our community live, work and play t Manly Sea Eagles a beaer place to hrough charitable eﬀo rts. We hope the pre given you a picture o P.O. Box 607 ce ding pages have f some of the many outstanding organiza during the year with Brookvale NSW 2100 Cons we assist Cme, autographed memorabilia and ass However, its just a s istance in fundraising ampling of how we c . onCnue to team with locally and in far rea communiCes both ching places.
Sea Eagles Healthy Living Foundation Limited The Sea Eagles Community Outreach Programs are a means for Sea Eagles players, coaches staﬀ and their families to focus their community support. Our primary goal is to support youth and their families assisCng in programs that foster cultural diversity, educaCon, family and health. The Sea Eagles Healthy Living FoundaCon Limited has been established to raise funds and to develop and run programs that encourage, educate and advance healthy lifestyles, healthy eaCng habits and physical acCvity for young people and their families in Sydney, rural NSW and other parts of Australia. But for the Sea Eagles to conCnue providing these meaningful and sustainable community programs we need your ﬁnancial support. We have been provided with the authority by the NSW Oﬃce of Liquor, Gaming and Racing to commence fundraising acCviCes in NSW and we emphasise that 100% of donaCons received go towards the FoundaCon’s programs – there are no commissions or other fees paid in relaCon to these fundraising acCviCes. Your donaCon will help to provide hundreds of children and families with opportuniCes to parCcipate in Sea Eagles community outreach programs. Please send your tax deducCble donaCon & contact details to the aaenCon of: Deanne Lees Community RelaCons Manager PO Box 607 Brookvale NSW 2100 OR CALL 9970 3000 Cheques payable to: Sea Eagles Healthy Living FoundaCon Limited SEA EAGLES HEALTHY LIVING FOUNDATION LIMITED ABN 69 146 801 667