Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will proudly feature the logos of both Melanoma Institute Australia and Bowel Cancer Australia on the sleeves of their URM Community Round jersey at Lottoland this Sunday.
The home match against the St George-Illawarra Dragons sees Major Partner URM (United Resource Management) as the official Match Day Partner, whilst the Sea Eagles will also feature Melanoma Institute Australia and Bowel Cancer Australia logos on the sleeves of these special jerseys.
Premier Partner, Shaw and Partners Financial Services, have again generously given up their usual branding on the sleeves for this game, but still feature prominently on the sternum of the jerseys.
The Sea Eagles close link with Melanoma Institute Australia is through one of the Club’s great supporters in Mrs Kay Van Norton Poche, who has again purchased the sleeves of these special community jerseys to highlight Melanoma Institute Australia for URM Community Round.
Kay and her husband, Mr Greg Poche AO, provided the funding for the establishment of Melanoma Institute Australia back in 2008 and are again delighted to feature Melanoma Institute Australia branding on the sleeves of the Sea Eagles URM Community Round jerseys as they did last year for the special Women in League Round jerseys.
Bowel Cancer Australia is another important organisation that has a strong direct link with the Sea Eagles, primarily through Majority Owners the Penn family including Mr Rick Penn, who is a Patron of Bowel Cancer Australia.
Through the Club’s association with Bowel Cancer Australia, the Sea Eagles are featuring the branding on the sleeves of the URM Community Round jerseys to help raise further awareness as part of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month during June.
At the same time, it is also a mark of respect to former NZ international and the Club’s Wellbeing and Education Manager Quentin Pongia, who sadly lost his battle with bowel cancer just recently.
Affectionately known across rugby league as ‘Q’, Pongia played an important role in the lives and careers of many of the Sea Eagles players, who will proudly represent him this Sunday whilst also playing their small part in helping to raise awareness during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.
The special URM Community Round jerseys will be available for retail sales for Sea Eagles members and fans at retail outlets this Sunday at Lottoland, and online from 2pm this Sunday.
To find out more information and / or to make an online donation to either of these important organisations that sit so close to the hearts of the Sea Eagles, please click on the links below.
Melanoma Institute Australia
Bowel Cancer Australia