Manly Rugby Football Club is delighted to announce that Mounties Group have extended their significant long term support of the Marlins and have agreed to a further three year major sponsorship term. Mounties Group, through their Manly Bowling Club and Harbord Diggers sites have been a long term supporter of the Club, first becoming the major sponsor in 2011.
MRFC President, Anthony Bergelin, said “We have enjoyed a terrific relationship with Mounties Group for a number of years now, and we look forward to an even stronger strategic partnership moving forward. There is clearly an alignment between our organisations with a strong sense of community engagement at the forefront, and I am delighted that Mounties Group continue to support us in this way”.
“Commercial support in Club Rugby is becoming increasingly challenging to secure, and through our relationship with Mounties Group we are able to plan for an exciting and successful future”.
Mounties Group General Manager, Dale Hunt, said “The Marlins are one of the most iconic sporting clubs on the Northern Beaches and the alignment between high performance and community engagement that the club delivers is very rewarding. We are excited by the strategic direction the club is heading and we look forward working with their leadership team in achieving further success on and off the field”. Mitch Daniel, the Marlins Club Captain adds “It’s no secret that the Manly Bowling Club provides the best post-match atmosphere in the Shute Shield, and nothing feels better than to celebrate our on-field successes in the company of our supporters there. We are looking forward to working with Mounties to enhance that experience along with improved on-ground hospitality for all of our supporters.
The Marlins’ first home game at Manly Oval will be their Intrust Shute Shield Round Two fixture versus Sydney University. Entrance is $15 on the gate, or visit manlyrugby.com.au for season ticket options.
The Manly Marlins are delighted to announce that the Women's Seven's programme continues to grow in 2017! We are on the look out for new recruits, so even if you've never played before, but fancy giving it a go, please come along - we'd love to see you!
Former Manly Rugby player Keith "Pottsy" Blackett has passed away at his home in Freshwater last week, aged 71.
Keith played 52 1st Grade games and 106 Grade games from 1964 - 1970. Keith then went on to a successful career at the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles,
Renowned for his pace and prolific goal kicking, Keith held sprint records at Balgowlah Boys High before a long professional career with the NSW Police Force.
Keith remained a strong supporter of the Marlins and the Blackett's are a regular feature at our home games.
Funeral is tomorrow 8th February, 11.30 am at St Mary's Manly.
The 2017 Shute Shield draw is now available, and offers what promises to be some enticing fixtures for the Marlins.
First off, we make the road trip down to Forshaw Rugby Park in a rerun of our 2016 first round tie vs Southern Districts, although the team will be focussed on a more favourable result this time, hungry for a strong start to their campaign.
Our first home game at Manly Oval will be huge, with Sydney University looking to stake their claim on the title early doors. The Marlins will be looking for a massive crowd with the hill painted blue to push them across the line. As with all games (unless notified) the first grade game will kick off at 3PM.
The epic Battle of the Beaches, when we welcome the Rats to the Village Green this year falls in round 10 on the 3rd June, a must for every fan across the Northern Beaches. Get it in your diary now!
Throughout the season, we will also be hosting amongst others Randwick and title holding Norths to the Oval, and look out for further special events including Ladies Day and Juniors Day.
Manly Rugby Football Club looks forward to welcoming you to the Oval in 2017, with our sights firmly set on the Premiership!