Commando Steve lends his support.

Commando Steve lends his support.

This year the Hervey Bay Seagulls under 14 boys are fund-raising to travel to the Tassell Trophy Challenge held in Cairns on September 23rd and 24th. This carnival brings under 14 teams from across Queensland to compete for the Tassell Trophy. It will be the ultimate experience for the boys who can play against some of the best young Rugby league players and even have the possibility of being noticed by scouts.

The cost for this trip is quite expensive and the team has been dedicated in raising the money to ease the expense on parents and ensure no boys miss out on this exciting experience. To raise the vital funds the team organised a massive fund-raiser at Stafford Park Hervey Bay on July 2. All the money raised goes directly towards the cost of their trip.

The fund-raiser began with a group training session with Commando Steve, best known from the Biggest Loser. In partnership with Allied Fitness and coach Brett Carter’s personal contact, the Hervey Bay Seagulls were fortunate to fly Commando Steve up to Hervey Bay and support the boys. Participants were given a Commando training session, meet and greet, and photo opportunity. Many braved the frosty morning and most were nervous, excited, and a little scared of what the training may involve. Through sweat and exhaustion, they all had a great time with some saying this was the best training session ever.

At 12 pm the gates to the fields opened for a family fun day and Cow Pie Bingo. A young bull was set out on the marked fields and kids and families enjoyed the giant slide, jumping castles, and giant kick target. It was a great day and it raised much-needed funds to support the boys on their trip.

If you are interested in donating any money to help support our regions talented boys please contact

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