The Rugby League Excellence program capped off preparations for term 2 with a range of team building days. Over 300 students were engaged in a range of activities that were created to solidify the Marsden culture, encourage positive communication and build on connections that have been forged across the term. We will bring you coverage of each of the Gold Coast, Toowoomba and Redcliffe experiences over the next couple of days!

We start with a look into the Gold Coast day, which began at Tallebudgera and finished with fixtures against Marymount College. When the students arrived at the creek, they opened up proceedings with a harmony walk to the Burleigh headland. As a means to celebrate the diverse cultures that exist at Marsden, this opening activity was given the perfect backdrop of the Gold Coast skyline. The boys would follow this up with four different stations. They were asked to share something special, create a dance, compete in a water activity and test out their hand-eye coordination on the tramps. As a coaching group, we were blown away by the maturity and willingness to engage positively with one another. It was yet another experience where we were extremely proud to be a Mako!

Before making our way to the afternoon fixtures, we came together as a group to celebrate the announcement of our Broncos Cup captains for 2019. Each of these boys are great advocates for our program, through the way they conduct themselves every day and the positive approach they have to school like at Marsden SHS. Our congratulations extends to:
* Year 7 – Bailey Turner
* Year 8 – Te Ariki Kowhai and Will Semu
* Year 9 – Kywyn Tialata
* Year 10 – Chris Faagutu
* Opens – Tyrone Sa’U and Konrad Tu’ua

The day was capped off with some great performances against a number of spirited Marymount College teams. We would like to thank Marymount for hosting the event and providing our boys with some food after the game.

Our attention now turns to term 2, where the competition will really heat up. In our inaugural year at home, I am calling on all our fans and supporters to come to the games. We want to turn Marsden into the biggest and the best crowds ever seen at the schoolboy level!

Thank you to all the boys who made today so great. Stay tuned for tomorrows post, where we take a look into the Toowoomba day!

Up up the MAKOS!

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