In the 2022 - 2023 financial year our Community contribution was:

$1,177,925.23

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MAGPIE OF THE YEAR

Magpie of the year is an annual event, awarding sporting excellence within Magpies 9 affiliated sporting clubs. Magpie of the Year Awards are: Junior Female Athlete of the year, Junior Male Athlete of the year, Senior Female Athlete of the year, Senior Male Athlete of the year, Volunteer of the Year, Coach of the Year and the coveted Magpie of the Year award honours the winner for their considerable contribution to Magpies over at least 5 years.

MAGPIE OF THE YEAR 2023

BRADLEY GARNHAM
MAGPIES JUNIOR RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB

The flagship award of 2023 – Magpie of the Year was awarded to Bradley Garnham from Magpies Junior Rugby League Club. Brad has volunteered primarily in the field of a Sports Trainer and Club President. His roles have included being a First Aid Officer, a Level 2 Sports trainer and Magpies Junior Rugby League President. Brad’s contributions extend beyond the field, even during the off season, Brad remains deeply involved. He takes on responsibilities such as organising playing kits and equipment for all 26 Junior teams, over 420 players, and liaising with returning and potential coaches and support staff.   His commitment to training, game days, meetings, and off-season responsibilities exemplify his outstanding service to Magpies. Through Brad’s contributions he has significantly supported the growth of Junior Rugby League. In supporting coaches parents and players currently at the club, he has ensured they return each season, whilst in turn, attracting other families to this club. Brad has also been instrumental in bringing Junior and Senior Rugby League together as one club. Overall, Brad’s unwavering dedication and selfless contributions significantly enhance the quality of the sporting experience for all involved.

 

MAGPIE OF THE YEAR 2023

Special Guest: football commentator, former Matilda & professional footballer Amy Chapman captivated the audience with a speech on her incredible journey in the world of womens football.  The flagship award of 2023 – Magpie of the Year was awarded to Bradley Garnham from Magpies Junior Rugby League Club. Coach of the Year 2023 was presented to Scott Thorburn from Magpies Senior Rugby League Club. Paul Jackson from Magpies Cricket Club was awarded 2023 Volunteer of the Year. Senior Male Athlete of the Year 2023 was presented to Adam Zurvas from Magpies Cricket Club. 2023 Senior Female Athlete of the Year went to deserving Magpies Senior Rugby League Club Player Paityne Johns. Liam Zurvas from Magpies Cricket Club received Junior Male Athlete of the Year 2023. Magpies Netball Clubs’ Charlotte McGuinness took out 2023 Junior Female Athlete of the Year. Amongst the awards Magpies Sporting Club General Manager Darren Smith revealed Magpies Sporting had contributed over $1.1 million to the Mackay community last financial year. Magpies Community Grants supported 119 recipients this calendar year with $44,700 worth of grants. Also on the night, Magpies Sporting Clubs presented almost $20,000 worth of donation cheques to CQ Rescue, Cancer Council, Grapevine Group, Ronald McDonald House, Royal Flying Doctors and Mackay Surf Life Saving Club.

MAGPIE OF THE YEAR 2022

The 2022 Magpie of the Year event was a celebration of the achievements and contributions of athletes and volunteers. The event was attended by prominent figures, including Mayor Greg Williamson and Deputy Mayor Karen May, as well as media and members of the Magpies Board of Directors. The event also featured a special guest speaker, Jelena Dokic, who shared her inspiring story of overcoming adversity to become a successful tennis player. The highlight of the event was the presentation of the Magpie of the Year award, which was won by Damian Smith for his tireless work with the Magpies Senior and Junior Rugby League Clubs. Other awards included the Senior Female Athlete of the Year, won by Zanya Balfour for her leadership of the Magpies Premier Women’s Football team, and the Senior Male Athlete of the Year, won by Ben Zurvas for his longstanding commitment to the Magpies Cricket club.The Volunteer of the Year award was presented to Russell Cunnington for his contributions to the Magpies Football Club, while the Junior Male Athlete of the Year was won by Usai Bickey for his impressive representation at higher levels of competition. Finally, the Junior Female Athlete of the Year was won by Gorja Randell, who was recognized for her leadership on and off the field, including as the captain of the Magpies Heat League Premiership team and a coach for the Junior Blaster program.
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MAGPIE OF THE YEAR RECIPIENTS

2023
BRADLEY GARNHAM
MAGPIES JUNIOR RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB

2022
DAMIAN SMITH
MAGPIES SENIOR & JUNIOR RUGBY LEAGUE CLUBS

2021
TERESA DREGHORN
MAGPIES NETBALL CLUB

2019
BRAD ZURVAS
MAGPIES CRICKET CLUB

2019
BRAD ZURVAS
MAGPIES CRICKET CLUB

2018

 PAUL HUDSON

MAGPIES JUNIOR RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB

2017

CAROL HODGE

 MAGPIES MACKAY & DISTRICT DOG OBEDIENCE CLUB

2016

 SHAUNA DOWTON

 MAGPIES SENIOR RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB

2014

 BRENDAN JONES

MAGPIES SENIOR RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB

2013

 CAROLYN YOUNG

 MAGPIES JUNIOR RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB

2012

 GREG JENSEN

MAGPIES JUNIOR RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB

2011

KEN SHUTTLEWOOD

MAGPIES JUNIOR RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB

2010

 GLEN COLE

 MAGPIES CRICKET CLUB

#WhatsYourSport #GoMaggies

Three generations of the Thiele family watching footy @mackaymagpiesafl 🏉🏉🏉 #MagpiesAFL #GoMaggies #WhatsYourSport
Queensland Police Service Rugby League State Championships 
Game 3 let’s go!!! 👏

📍Sologinkin Oval 

1pm - Far North QLD Marlins V Southeast Muddies
2pm - Country Thunder V City Cyclones 
3pm - Brisbane Bulldogs V Northern Stingers 
4pm - Wide Bay Whales V Central QLD Razorbacks 

#WhatsYourSport
We had some special visitors today for lunch, QRL General Manager Adam Vanzanten, QRL CEO Ben Ikin along with the Rugby League Mackay and District Volunteers. 

Andrew and Ben are up here visiting the QPS Carnival which is being held at Sologinkin Oval this week. 🏉
#MagpiesCommunity #WhatsYourSport
City V Country!

🏈 6:30pm -  A Grade

Magpies are hosting this year's annual trial game vs Moranbah Miners Rugby League Club today at Sologinkin Oval.

Come down and enjoy a Saturday arvo/night with great family friendly facilities with plenty of car parks available.

#MagpiesSRL #WhatsYourSport
Good luck Magpies Mackay Basketball Club heading into Grand Finals this Super Saturday!

It will be a big day at the stadium so come on down and watch all the teams in action. Men's Division 1 Grand Final will take place at 7:30pm on the show court. Come down and support the team!

#GoMaggies #MagpiesBasketball #WhatsYourSport
🏏 New Year, new sport?  Kids, have a blast at Junior Master Blasters Cricket with Magpies Cricket Club Mackay 

START: Monday 5th February to Monday 11th March (6 week program)
WHERE: Magpies Sporting Club, Cricket Oval
TIME: 4:30pm to 5:30pm
AGE: Junior Blasters 5-7 years
COST: $50 *Participants receive a program pack 

✉️ For more info contact cricket@magpiesmackay.com.au

#WhatsYourSport #MagpiesCricket
It's Magpies Super Saturday tomorrow & last home games of the year! 🏈

Magpies Mackay Junior Rugby League Club games from 8am (all Junior games played all day) followed by Senior games:

💪 3pm - Women's
💪 4.30pm - Reserve
💪 6.30pm - A Grade Men's

Come down and show your support!

#WhatsYourSport #MagpiesMackay #MagpiesSRL #MagpiesJRL
Home Game TODAY! 🏉
Come down and support the boys! 

Magpies V Carltons
🐧🐧🐧 V 👹👹👹

📅 Sunday 21st May
🕒 1pm - Reserve, 3pm - A Grade
📍 Sologinkin Oval

#MagpiesRugbyLeague #WhatsYourSport #GoMaggies #MagpiesSRL
Good luck to all the little pee wee’s in their sports today 👊🏼🖤🤍
#WhatsYourSport #GoMaggies #MagpiesAFL
Magpies Junior Rugby League Under 7's participated in @changethegame.cutters Little League last weekend, along with teams from Souths, Wests and Wanderers. 

#MagpiesJRL #GoMaggies #WhatsYourSport #ChangeTheGame #Cutters23

COMMUNITY FEEDBACK

Congratulations to the deserving nominees and award recipients and also to this extraordinary organisation who not only provide phenomenal sporting pathways for our youth and seniors but a club with a social conscience who genuinely cares for and contributes to our wider community.

Councillor Michelle Green