The kind generosity of one of Manly’s great supporters, Kay Van Norton Poche, will ensure it's a week to remember for four young people at the NRL Indigenous Round Youth Summit.
With each NRL club nominating four young Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to attend this week’s Summit in Sydney, the Sea Eagles decided to extend their invitation to students Jamarl Theophanous, Max Wilson, Jai Briggs-Ford, and Kye Jones to participate in the event.
All four are involved with the Clontarf Foundation, which exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and by doing so, equips them to participate more meaningfully in society.
To make the Summit even more special, Mrs Van Norton Poche kindly donated a beautiful 2021 Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Indigenous jersey for each of the four Clontarf Foundation participants. Manly will wear the Indigenous jerseys against Newcastle on Sunday.
Sea Eagles prop Martin Taupau proudly presented the jerseys to the four Manly representatives at the Summit on Monday.
The Poche Indigenous Health Network has been a Senior Partner of the Sea Eagles through Mrs Van Norton Poche. The Network exists to help close the gap in life expectancy and to achieve health equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.