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Origin dinner raises vital funds for Sea Eagles Foundation

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles raised some vital funds for the next generation of exciting youngsters coming through the Club's Pathways program at a gala State of Origin dinner on Wednesday night.

 Held at the magnificent Miramare Gardens in Terry Hills, the inaugural State of Origin function was in aid of the Sea Eagles Foundation, which directly supports the long-term success of the Sea Eagles through investments in junior development programs.

The programs aim to strengthen pathways for junior development players to transition into NRL and/or NRLW, as well as enhance their development as respected community members off the field.

The dinner highlighted young rising stars Lacey Cross and Cooper Elkin and their journey in the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Pathways program.

Sea Eagles Foundation: Pathways

Former 2008 Premiership winning captain and current U16 development Coach, Matt Orford, Manly vice-captain Jake Trbojevic, and Sea Eagles General Manager of Football, John Bonasera, spoke about the importance of the Pathways program and the financial support it takes in developing young male and female players.

Special guests in attendance included the ‘Godfather of Manly’, Ken Arthurson, as well as local politicians and sponsors.

Sea Eagles Gold and Premium Members also had the opportunity to attend the night.

Sea Eagles Coach Anthony Seibold and Assistant Coaches Shane Flanagan and Jim Dymock gave an insight into their own State of Origin experiences as well as an update on Manly's season.

Guests were then able to watch the Origin game live on two big screens in between enjoying a superb dinner and refreshments.

Sea Eagles Foundation Pledges

Thank you to everyone who have already pledged towards our Pathways Development Programs as every amount helps!

If you would like to contribute, please visit the Australian Sports Foundation website

The Sea Eagles Foundation partners with the Australian Sports Foundation, any donations over $2 made via the Sea Eagles Foundation website is tax-deductible.

The Sea Eagles would like to acknowledge and thank the following event sponsors and partners: 

Beverage Partners

  • 4Pines
  • Pepsi Co

Venue Partners:

  • Miramare Group
  • Jay Productions
  • Anchor Security  

Event Partners:

  • TripADeal
  • Manly Spirit Co
  • Pilu @ Freshwater
  • Lindt
  • No Limit Boxing
  • NRL
  • The Tukka Table
  • McGallery Manly Pacific
  • Mitronics Corporation
  • Ascent Footwear
  • Body Science
  • Asahi Beverages
  • Royale Limousines


Acknowledgement of Country

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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