No time for beer when Seagulls all-star renovations begin
THERE will be little time for a brew for the Tooheys New Crew when they roll into town early next month.
Rugby league legend Paul Harragon and former NSW back-rower Bryan Fletcher will lead the hard working tradies in the considerable task of renovating the Tweed Heads Seagulls community clubhouse from August 6 to 11.
The nation's oldest provincial league club's improved headquarters will feature a new function room, modern canteen, storage area and undercover area to ensure year round sports viewing.
Tweed residents are being called to arms at the Piggabeen Sports Complex on August 9 and 10 to help finish the project in time for an August 10 Tweed Heads Hospital Children's Ward benefit match between Seagulls and Norths Devils.
"To have the Tooheys New Crew come onboard to manage the build has been an incredible help and our club would be in a bad way if it weren't for their support," Club chief executive officer Terry Keen said.
"It's taken more than a year to secure funding and great appreciation must go to the Tooheys New Crew, Tweed Shire Council, NSW State Government Community building Program and the NRL."
Mr Harragon said the new facilities would be of great benefit to the wider community and not just Seagulls.
"The Tooheys New Crew is all about benefiting the entire community and the new facility will also be used by local softball, touch footy and athletic clubs in the area and provide a great function facility for all locals to enjoy," he said.
Origin great Bryan Fletcher will be on hand to assist the New Crew on August 8 and the former Australian International Representative, Mr Harragon and the New Crew will "shout a few refreshments at local pubs that night" for volunteers over 18.
Mr Harragon and the new crew will hand over the completed clubhouse to the community on August 11 before the Seagulls v Devils match.
This will be the 32nd NSW project the New Crew has completed since its inception in 2010, including the Fingal Rovers Surf Life Saving Club renovations in December last year.
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