We’ve proudly been part of the Tweed Coast community for decades. When we’ve been given so much support, it just makes sense to give back.
We back the charity work, sporting activities and personal interests of thousands of members of the Tweed Coast community, donating to and sponsoring a variety of groups each year, especially local initiatives.
From cash donations to the free use of room hire facilities, goods in kind or administration assistance, we’re always looking for new and meaningful ways to improve the wider community’s wellbeing. And we support our staff and members to do the same, because when we work together, great things happen.
ClubGRANTS recognises the responsibility clubs have to their community. It is designed to ensure that larger registered clubs in NSW contribute to the provision of front-line services to our local communities, directly supporting the disadvantaged in the community. ClubGRANTS also facilitates contributions by larger clubs towards infrastructure to support sporting, health and community activities.
We support a range of community groups and charities with our recipients changing each year.
The Family Centre delivers services across the Tweed, Byron and Ballina Shires to children and families in need, building and enhancing relationship and parenting skills. Each year The Family Centre works with more than 3500 children, young people and families through our schools programs, offering parenting and relationship courses, plus family and youth support services.
Seagulls supports the Family Centre by hosting their annual Playgroup Christmas Party as well as conducting an annual Giving Tree to collect gifts for children and families in need each Christmas.
*Family Support/Emergency or Low Cost Accommodation
Fred’s Place offers support for people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. This modern facility has lovely homely feeling, with all services and facilities available at no cost. This full renovated home offers everything from laundry and Internet facilities, to a staffed kitchen, storage and mailing facilities, plus provision of a equipped room for Centrelink, Medicare, Counselling, Legal Assistance and Housing NSW.
Our support of Fred’s Place is an annual commitment to raising awareness and funds for St. Vincent De Paul to keep this essential service operating.
*Local Job Creation Scheme
Synergy Group offers adults with a lifelong disability, employment opportunities and provides ongoing support, training and career development. Employees work in a supportive environment assisting in the operation of a certified organic food manufacturing facility. Synergy staff works with exciting companies that require their manual labour skills to develop their products for nationwide distribution.
Synergy Group is part of Challenge Tweed Incorporated an Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE). Funding from Seagulls Club has helped Synergy to upgrade their facility to offer a more efficient and more comfortable working environment.
*Aged, Disability or Youth Services
Intercept Youth Program is a cross sector of services working collaboratively to implement a range of interventions to address risk factors in communities and assure 15-18 year olds are given opportunities to develop a positive approach to their life and future.
The Commanders Active Citizen Program 2019 promotes and encourages positive interaction between Aboriginal Youth and local police. The project provides mentorship and development opportunities to high school students with funds sponsoring 10 local students to attend leadership challenges with a final camp to Mt Kosciuszko.
*Neighbourhood Centre/Youth Drop In Activities
Shaping Outcomes delivers services to children who are ineligible for the National Disability Scheme and would otherwise miss out on early intervention without community help. Funds from Seagulls Club helped provide up to 78 local children with a mild disability or developmental delay a combined total of 228 hours of early intervention support.
*Aged, Disability or Youth Services
The Men of League Foundation provides an anti-isolation and wellbeing program offering emotional, physical and financial support to men, women and children of the rugby league community. The Foundation also provides assistance with everything from surgery, rehabilitation, equipment and specialist care to wellbeing visits to homes and hospitals to address social isolation and promote mental health.
Seagulls contribution to The Men of League has helped to fund these crucial programs supporting our larger sporting family.
* Family Support/Emergency or Low Cost Accommodation
We continue to honour our sporting foundations, sponsoring our namesake, The Seagulls Tweed Heads Rugby League Club. Head over to their website.
We also support the junior RLFC. With our support, and that of the coaches, volunteers and parents, Seagulls Junior Rugby fosters the game throughout the Tweed Coast, with many of our players going on to play representative football at regional, state and even national level.
We regularly partner with community groups, including:
Animal Welfare League QLD
March for Melanoma
The Family Centre, Tweed Heads
Kids in Need
We support sport across all areas of our community and in addition to Rugby League, we offer a whole range of other special interest community and sporting Intraclubs. Everyone is welcome to join and give something new a go, to connect and be part of one of our clubs within our bigger Seagulls club.
500 and Games – June Skimmings – 0413 802 677
Chess – Jay Stewart – 0417 076 385
Croquet – Ken Rushworth 0490 118 512
Darts – Win Woods – 0407 325 796
Dragon Boats – Trevor Norris – 0417 714 455
Euchre – Joe Spiteri 0406 361 027
Fishing Club – John Budd – 0409 340 201
Junior League – Lisa King 0418 432 267
Netball – Jolene Mitchell 0402 486 123
S.E.A.T.S – Mary Johnson – 0417 827 922