Leadership Thursday: Gratitude

 “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”

 Often, gratitude goes unnoticed.

 But the GingerCloud Leadership Program believes it is an integral part of everyday life and an important attribute within a team structure, creating positivity and unity – what the MRP is all about!

Club Feature: Norths Rugby

Elias Power, coach of MRP Blue at Norths Rugby Club, joined the MRP this season. Elias has recently completed a Dual Degree of a Bachelor of Sport Exercise Science and Sports Management and a Graduate Diploma in Education, aiding his coaching ability and understanding towards children with learning and perceptual disabilities.

We spoke to Elias to get his insight on the MRP. 


Q&A Tuesday with Jack Tuttle

The MRP are proud to have a plethora of specially qualified and trained coaches and Jack Tuttle is one of them. Jack was introduced to the program last year and is a proud coach of the MRP 7’s Red at Brothers Rugby Club for the 2018 season.

We spoke to Jack to get the ins and the outs of the MRP.


Leadership Thursday: Consistent Behaviour and Listening

A shout out to our PlayerMentors who are getting stuck into the GingerCloud Leadership Program towards learning the ins and out of our specifically developed rugby game for girls and boys with learning and perceptual disabilities, and putting it into practice. The PlayerMentors learnt Consistent Behaviour last week (Week 1) and were taught the importance of Listening this week, presented via video by our very own MRP Ambassador Tim Horan.



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.