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Brothers invites you to witness the healing power of rugby with the Modified Rugby Program

 The Modified Rugby Program (MRP) and Brothers Rugby Union invite you to come along to the first game of the touch only rugby MRP season to witness the healing power of rugby for girls, boys and young adults with learning and perceptual disabilities.

 The world-first program will be on debut at Brothers Rugby in Townsville on Friday April 20 from 5pm at Townsville District Rugby Union Fields (165 Hugh Street, Currajong).

 The game will showcase the MRP division where girls and boys 7 – 13 years with learning and perceptual disabilities will experience the sheer thrill of playing rugby, often for the very first time.

 Each MRP player will play alongside their own individually matched teenage PlayerMentor 14 – 18 years for guidance, support and encouragement.

 MRP PlayerMentors are professionally trained through an interactive Leadership Program to learn all things ‘MRP’ from inclusion, mentoring and leadership and to put it into practice!  

 The MRP game is a modified form of rugby union (no contact), endorsed by Rugby Australia (RA), which has been designed to meet their specific needs.

 The expansion of the MRP into Townsville has greatly supported by the Brothers rugby community said Brothers Rugby President Sev Andreassen.

 “We are excited to showcase the MRP program and witness the excitement and new-found passion of the girls and boys with learning and perceptual disabilities once they take to the fields,” said Sev.

 According to GingerCloud Founder and Managing Director Megan Elliott, the aim of the MRP is to create a place where girls, boys and young adults feel safe, are understood, experience success and belong into the long term.

 “The growth of the MRP into Brothers in Townsville is a testament to the inclusive drive of rugby,” said Megan (Megan’s son has a significant learning and perceptual disability).

 “We are thrilled to have the MRP continuously expanding across Queensland and cannot wait for the first game of the season!”

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Megan Elliott Managing Director GingerCloud Foundation

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