Wynnum Manly Seagulls announce alliance with Paynters, creating a community program for students with disabilities

Media Release
January 29, 2021


Today signified the commencement of the Wynnum Manly Seagulls season with a club Media Day kicking off in spectacular fashion. The Intrust Super Cup club also took the opportunity to publicise a partnership with local Construction Company, Paynters, announcing a new program, the Paynters Seagulls Community Footy program.

The program focuses on expanding the relationship with Darling Point Special School by welcoming them to game days for Rugby League skills drills with players, Seagull staff and Paynters employees.

Wynnum Manly’s CEO Hanan Laban has said that the partnership for the 2021 season will result in fantastic outcomes for the local community.

“It’s wonderful to have Paynters onboard as a platinum partner this season. Paynters are a highly respected commercial design and construction company with a history of supporting local communities and we are proud to commence this new partnership.”

“The Paynters Seagulls Community Footy program will be an exciting football experience that will have a positive impact for Darling Point Special School students, and we are excited to commence the program on select home games during the 2021 season.” said Mr Laban.

Paynters are currently working on extensive renovations at the existing Wynnum Manly Leagues Club, set the be complete in April this year. The Club additions incorporate a new gaming lounge, café, dining and car parks.

Paynters General Manager Brett Johnston (pictured) said “This program is a great initiative, and we are proud to tie our brand to such a reputable football club. During the foundation year we aim to be able to provide the Darling Point Special School with an opportunity to tour our sites and delve into the projects that make their community so special.”

“As a business we are passionate about people. People within our business, people within the community and the opportunities that we can provide to youngsters that may one day want to explore a career in Design and Construction.”

Darling Point Special School’s Principal, Charmaine Driver also mentions “the program is a marvellous idea.” “The children are thrilled to join the program and look forward to the proposed activities.”