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Q&A Tuesday with Gareth Smith

It was a Super Saturday at Toowoomba Bears Rugby on the weekend, hosting the USQ Saints for some friendly – and local – competition.

Gareth Smith, Project Lead of the MRP PlayerMentor Alumni Project (to be launched 23 June at our End of Season Carnival), spent his Saturday along the sidelines to witness the MRP in action.



The MRP 2018 Season Has Officially Kicked-Off!

We have officially kicked-off the season across Queensland with our MRP Players and PlayerMentors – new and old – from our host clubs taking to the fields for their very first training session.

 

Canberra - come and Try the MRP!

***Canberra families*** Come and Try the MRP! Open to families of potential MRP Players and PlayerMentors...

The MRP travels to Townsville for our first training session.

The MRP Travelled to Townsville for a Come and Try the MRP night at Brothers in Townsville.

The MRP Welcome BBQ - A Great Start To The 2018 Season!

What a success! The 2018 MRP Welcome BBQ on Sunday at Ballymore was a fantastic afternoon to have the MRP family back together to kick-off another fun-filled season!  

It made for the perfect opportunity to welcome so many new faces to the MRP tribe - it was great to meet you all!  

Modified Rugby Program receives $30,000 to expand its program across Regional Queensland

 

The Qld State Government is making dreams come true for young people with learning and perceptual disabilities thanks to a $30,000 grant to GingerCloud Foundation.

 

GingerCloud Foundation’s Modified Rugby Program (MRP) is a world-first, modified form of touch rugby pairing girls, boys and young adults with learning and perceptual disabilities with trained PlayerMentors encouraging social inclusion and promoting healthy and active lifestyles through sport. The program moves these young people off the sidelines and into the main game encouraging them to play rugby as part of their local junior rugby club community.

 

In 2017, the MRP had close to 180 children involved, and now thanks to a $30,000 Sponsorship through the Department of Housing and Public Works, the MRP will be able to increase its accessibility in Toowoomba and commence programs in Townsville as the demand for this program continues to grow.

St.George Foundation grants $50,000 to grow the MRP family across Australia

This morning, St.George Foundation announced a further grant of $50,000 to GingerCloud’s Modified Rugby Program (MRP) to allow more girls, boys and young adults with learning and perceptual disabilities across Australia get involved in rugby at their local club.  

Slam Poetry meets the Modified Rugby Program.

We are thrilled to share this piece of Slam Poetry written and spoken by one of the most inspiring young people we know - Lia Walsh – past School Captain of St Ritas and passionate MRP supporter. In this video, Lia shares her take on the power of the MRP and how its changing our world.

 

Join us for Melbourne Cup to support the Modified Rugby Program (MRP)

Join us for 2017 Melbourne Cup Lunch at Lennons Resturant & Bar, Next Hotel. Hosted by Jillian Whiting and with special guest St George QLD Reds Player, Nick Frisby.

MRP is awarded a $25,000 grant from the Coca Cola Australia Foundation

We are thrilled to announce that GingerCloud’s Modified Rugby Program has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Coca Cola Australia Foundation (CCAF) to expand the MRP Colts to include 3 new teams in 2018.

This will bring the total number of MRP Colts teams to four, including our pilot team at Wests Bulldogs, for the 2018 MRP season.

The MRP Colts, the newest division of the MRP, matches young adults with learning and perceptual disabilities between 14 and 18 with university-aged PlayerMentors.

Megan Elliott Managing Director of GingerCloud Foundation and the Co-founder of the MRP said CCAF’s support will offer more opportunities for young adults to get involved in the MRP.