Manly-Warringah Rugby League Football Club
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The Football Club is one of the owners of the company "Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Limited" which runs the "Sea Eagles" - our team. As a fan of the Sea Eagles you can make a contribution and have a say by becoming a member of the Football Club.
As the year draws to a close, we are pleased to report that last week’s Annual General Meeting held in the President’s Lounge at Brookvale Oval was well attended and successful.
Members present received a comprehensive report on the 2015 NRL season from Club legend, Life Member and outgoing Head Coach, Geoff Toovey. Even though the NRL side had not made the finals series, 2015 had nonetheless been a successful year for the Club with the NYC team making the Grand Final, the NSW Cup side making the finals, along with the Harold Matthews and SG Ball sides. Geoff paid tribute to the hard work from the coaching staff over recent years. When asked about his future, Geoff said he would continue to be involved in the game and would like to concentrate more on supporting the Junior League. Members expressed their gratitude to Geoff for his great service to our Club.
The meeting was also addressed by the Chairman of the Manly-Warringah District Junior Rugby League, Mick Covey who provided insight into the issues facing junior league in the area and also recognised the enormous contribution of the volunteers at the grassroots level who run the competition.
It is also with pleasure that we can report that members voted unanimously for Brent Kite to become the 58th Life Member of the Manly-Warringah Rugby League Football Club.
Brent Kite joined the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in 2005 and played 221 first grade games. He was an instrumental figure in the Sea Eagles’ decade long run of success.
Brent was a NSW Country representative, a NSW State of Origin Representative, an Australian Representative, a two-time Sea Eagles Premiership winner (2008 and 2011) and a Clive Churchill medallist in the memorable 2008 Grand Final 40 nil victory against the Melbourne Storm. Brent has also represented the Tongan National Rugby League.
Football Club Life Member and Football Club Board Member Cliff Lyons nominated Brent, and fellow Board Member and Kiwi International Darrell Williams seconded the proposal.
Brent’s nomination was also supported by Life Member and Club Co-Patron Kerry Sibraa and Geoff Toovey who spoke of the front rower’s decision in 2005 to join the Sea Eagles as a rising star of the game.
“The Sea Eagles were just emerging from the Northern Eagles days and it was a real risk for such an up and coming player to come to the Club at that particular time”, Geoff Toovey said.
In accepting his Life Membership, Brent spoke of his love for the Club he enjoyed such success with, as well as the strong bonds of friendship he enjoyed with his fellow teammates.
Brent’s Life Membership was presented by Geoff Toovey and Cliff Lyons
Finally, the Board of the Manly-Warringah Rugby League Football Club wishes each and every member a very happy and safe Christmas and looks forward to a successful 2016 for the Sea Eagles and the Football Club.