Tooheys New crew member Paul Gillespie and construction project manager Michael McKay at Piggabeen sports, Seagulls clubhouse with crew and volunteers working on reno's. Photo: John Gass / Daily News
Tooheys New crew member Paul Gillespie and construction project manager Michael McKay at Piggabeen sports, Seagulls clubhouse with crew and volunteers working on reno's. Photo: John Gass / Daily News John Gass

Seagull’s clubhouse facelift begins without a hitch

TWEED Seagull's supporters, fans and affiliates gathered to assist the Toohey's New Crew in the renovations of the league club's headquarters today.

It was all action at the clubhouse as the Toohey's New Crew got stuck in, joined by volunteers from across the community.

Toohey's New Crew's Paul Gillespie said he was impressed with the support of volunteers, as about 20 people sweated it out in the winter sun for the admirable cause.

"The local community have supported the project 100%, it's been fantastic," he said.

"Tradies are getting right behind the project in a very short amount of time.

"We are still calling for more volunteers to help on Friday and Saturday."

Seagull's chief executive Terry Keen certainly had something to smile about, as Australia's oldest registered provincial league club received a special makeover.

"Everyone's been doing well and the renovations have been going great," he said.

"A lot of the volunteers are ex-players and supporters of the club. It's just a great community project."

As well as heaping praise on the New Crew, Mr Keen praised the NSW Government, MP Geoff Provest and Tweed Shire Council for their support.

NRL legends Paul 'The Chief' Harragon and Origin great Bryan Fletcher will be on site at Piggabeen tomorrow.

The renovated clubhouse will be officially handed back to Seagulls on Sunday before the televised Tweed Hospital Children's Ward benefit match between the Tweed Heads Seagulls and Norths Devils.

The Footy Show is also expected to make an appearance to catch the important moment for the popular Tweed Club.



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