*2018 Opens’ Sydney Trip* Coordinator Wrap

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February 4, 2018

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The Marsden SHS Open Rugby League “Sydney Tour” is now complete!

What a special three days… 

We leave the fields with so many great memories, a broad array of skills, new friendships and some very important tools to maintain an academic, organised and professional approach to life.

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053As a teaching group we could not have asked for a more focused, energetic bunch of young men.

We were continually blown away by the sportsmanship, teamwork and respect that they continued to show throughout an action packed three days.

Thank you to the young men who applied themselves to each and every activity and game.

It was so rewarding to see the maturity on display.

They represented the community with so much pride and passion!

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067Thank you to our major sponsors ‘Grand Plaza’ and ‘Award Trophies’.

Your contribution and belief in the value of this trip ultimately made it possible to create the memories that I am sure will last a lifetime for these boys.

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218Thank you to Patrician Brothers College Blacktown and the generosity they showed to the trip.

Not only did they provide the field and facilities for both games, but also provided transport for day 2 and dinner across both nights.

Picture1The outstanding students from the College sent goosebumps across the crowd with a remarkable haka!

To Santo Passarello, Steve Mulligan, Kim Antonelli, Paul Out, Nathan Campbell, Heath Borg, Denise Grezjl, Adnan Saleh and all the staff at ‘Patties’, your efforts were a testament to the culture that exists in the community.

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189Thank you to Khalil, Zehra, Alex Simon and the Bodyfit team for an amazing experience at ‘Bodyfit Auburn’ (See below).

The boys were so grateful for the breakfast (See right), facilities, shirts, towel, bag, water bottle and community initiative with TJ and his Flourish Australia team.

You now have 26 boys who have joined Team Bodyfit!

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090Thank you to the NRL clubs who assisted in spreading the love that exists within this great game.

More specifically thank you to:
* Simon Scanlon and the Brisbane Broncos
* Adam Hartigan and the Sydney Roosters
* Steve Antonelli, Josh Jackson, Marcello Montoya, Clay Priest and the Canterbury Bulldogs (See below)
* Ben Harden, Matt Cameron & the Penrith Panthers
* Nathan Mairleitner & the Wests Tigers
* Matthew Desira & the Parramatta Eels
* Jim McClelland & the Souths Logan Magpies

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202Finally, thank you to Mrs Hartigan for assisting to wash the jerseys after Wests Tigers and Penrith Panthers games and also to the parents and fans who attended the games and supported with great voice!

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061Rugby League Sports Excellence is so excited to start 2018 with a BANG!

Thank you to everyone who has supported our journey thus far.

We can’t wait to see what the rest of the year has install for us!

It is the young people who make Marsden so special.

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