House debates

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Statements by Members

Petrie Electorate: Redcliffe Dolphins

1:46 pm

Photo of Luke HowarthLuke Howarth (Petrie, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I want to give a shout-out to the Redcliffe Dolphins rugby league team in my electorate of Petrie, who this Sunday will play in the Queensland Intrust Super Cup grand final at Lang Park against the Easts Tigers. Playing in the grand final is a result of the hard work by the players, coaches and support staff. The person who is responsible for bringing the team together, skilling up the players and, importantly, melding their personalities into a single dedicated force and team is the coach. Their coach is Adam Mogg, a former Origin player himself. He has been with the Dolphins for three years, twice leading them to the minor premiership and last year missing out by only one point—a very impressive record.

I also want to acknowledge Grant Cleal, who is the football club manager and has been there for nine years. Grant does a fantastic job. He's very dedicated to the club. Bob Jones, who is the president of the club, has been there eight years and knows the heartbeat of the Dolphins. I say to the club manager, Tony Murphy, well done. To all the sponsors and the board, I say congratulations. To all the members and supporters in the Moreton Bay region, I say congratulations from me and the Prime Minister, who was up there recently looking at Dolphin Stadium. The Redcliffe Dolphins have been in 11 Queensland cups and won five. Hopefully this weekend they'll win the sixth. I'll be watching with my boys. Go, Dolphins!