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Manitou supports rugby initiative

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 ( #819 ) - Alexandria, NSW, Australia
Manitou Australia is supporting GingerCloud
Manitou Australia is supporting GingerCloud
Manitou Australia has announced a new partnership with GingerCloud Foundation (GingerCloud) for the next three years to support the growth of the Modified Rugby Program (MRP). Manitou Australia's partnership with GingerCloud is aiming at creating long-term pathways for inclusion for children with learning and perceptual disabilities through the MRP, complete alignment with Manitou Group's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. "GingerCloud's vision through the MRP to move children off the sidelines and into the main game of rugby and life is a great alignment with Manitou's values and our CSR programs," says Stuart Walker, managing director of Manitou Australia. Megan Elliott, GingerCloud's managing director, says Manitou's real commitment to the MRP shows how corporate Australia can join forces with innovative, grass-roots community programs to create real long-term social change. In 2017, the MRP will be endorsed by the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) as a new division of rugby in Australia and was recognised in 2016 by World Rugby as a Finalist in the Global Rugby Character Award in London. Since its pilot in 2014 with one team of 16 participants at Brothers Rugby Club in Brisbane, the MRP has grown to include 12 teams of more than 180 participants across South East Queensland.