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Let me introduce myself, my name is Michael Hancock and my
lifetime achievements include:

  * Brisbane Broncos 1988 to 2000 (297 Games)

  * Australia Test Match 1989 to 1994 (16 Games)

  * NRL Premierships 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2000

  * Brisbane Broncos Team Of 25 Years 2007

  * Brisbane Broncos Hall Of Fame

  * Brisbane Broncos Life Member

  * Australian Women’s Team  Assistant Coach  2010-2013

  * Queensland Residents Trainer 2006

  * Team Of The Century Toowoomba 2008

  * Australian Team Of the Decade 1990’s

  * Australian  Sports Medal 2000

  * Dally M Winger Of The Year 1992

  * Level 1 First Aid

  * Level 2 Sports Coach



Over the past 13 years I have been managing the Greenbank RSL/Brisbane Broncos Community Development

Program, a community based program supporting the wider Logan district. The Greenbank RSL has now

contributed in excess of $1.2 million dollars and it is through this program that we have been able to achieve

some outstanding initiatives for the local community.


Each year the program has contact with approximately 10,000 youth, 40 schools, 12 local sporting clubs and a

range of varying charitable organisations. The local community is the focal point of the Greenbank RSL’s

commitment and there are  many wonderful areas in which this program support, these include; transport

subsidies for schools to play sport, funding of uniforms, equipment, referees, sports medicine, courses, healthy

lifestyle programs, life skill programs, fundraising prizes, gifts and awards.


The Greenbank RSL and this Community Program have driven growth in local sporting clubs, with most achieving

in excess of 110% growth over the last 10 years. An example of this is Waterford JRL, in 2003 this club had 138

registered players,   in 2012 this number grew to 453. This is the result of many factors but certainly this

program, its link to a powerful brand such as the Broncos and its active involvement in the local schools/community

has played key role in driving this growth.


Greenbank and Logan districts have seen a significant rise in the numbers of schools participating in rugby league.

Beaudesert district had no schoolboy Rugby League Competition, so in 2005 we started the

“Greenbank RSL/Broncos Kingfisher Challenge”, schools from the district participated in a 5 week Competition, with

over 400 participants in netball and rugby league.


The success of this program is only possible with financial support and as the person who has driven this program

for more than 12 years, I would like to personally thank the Greenbank RSL and  Brisbane Broncos for their ongoing

commitment. Also, several key local businesses that have been loyal supporters of this program. Gold Sponsors,

Zupps Browns Plains, led by dealer principle Paul Wooley, Mark Townend, CEO of RSPCA QLD and our Bronze

Sponsor, Scott Northfield, Branch Manager of Bendigo Bank Browns Plains.


















JimboombaThunder junior rugby league players got the chance to learn from a legend of the game on Thursday

when Mick Hancock dropped into training. The former Australian, Queensland and Broncos player spent time

with the club's under 16s, 15s and 12s. He put the players through several defensive drills and shared tips for

being mentally prepared for games. After training, Hancock took time to sign balls and jerseys not only for the

players but also some star struck parents.


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Max is a 7 year old boy with cerebral palsy which leaves him with no independent gross motor skills or language.

Max attends main stream school in Grade 3 and lives and breathes the NRL and especially the Brisbane Broncos.

His ambitions switch between being a future Broncos player or an NRL coach. The Brisbane Broncos recently

held a football clinic to which Max was able to attend. The Broncos openly embraced Max’s attendance and

included him in all the drills. Michael Hancock was exceptional with Max treating  Max as an equal with the other

boys and empowering Max to be the best he could be. Max was absolutely thrilled with the chance to be a

“Brisbane Bronco in training”. As a parent it was wonderful for Max to be welcomed and given a go in a

mainstream sporting activity. What really touched us was when Michael said “it was our privilege to have Max

attend today and we look forward to seeing him again next year”.



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Greenbank RSL's record of Community Service by way of financial contribution is well documented and quite exceptional in that it reaches out to a diverse number of needy and worthwhile organisations. Whilst local community support will always be a priority, our charitable role has when deemed necessary, been extended to state and national causes also. It is important also to understand that we are an RSL Club whose primary charter is to oversea the welfare of our ex-service community as well as the needs of those who are currently serving. There are many Veterans and Service Associations who require our support as well as cadet units and issues such as medical research which all come under the RSL umbrella. Greenbank RSL over the past twenty years has successfully created a healthy balance between its RSL obligations and it's community expectations. The process at times can be quite challenging but more importantly it is most rewarding to be able to provide real and genuine assistance to those most in need.

From what was the most humbling beginnings, Greenbank RSL particularly in the new millennium has been able to contribute in excess of $5 million in cash donations to both RSL and community based organisations and charities. This figure of course does not allow for complimentary use of the Club's facilities to fundraise directly via our Members which would again amount to several million dollars. We provide a considerable amount of human resources to provide support for many and various worthy causes not to mention the many long-term sponsorships and scholarships. The grand total of all this has almost become immeasurable as there are now so many groups and organisations that utilise our premise to raise funds. These unselfish volunteers have always impressed as they give their own time to fundraise with little or no personal reward. Greenbank RSL simply provides the venue and location.

Absolutely none of the aforementioned initiatives would be even more remotely achievable were it not for the kindness and continued generosity of our Membership. The contributions and monies involved never cease to amaze and it is most defiantly our Members who deserve the accolades and congratulations to continue to drive and direct these most worthwhile programs that compliment our community. An important initiative introduced in the late nineties and also wholly Member-funded was to allocate a percentage of each individual membership subscription to a nominated charitable category. Clearly with 100,000 plus financial Members, this process has become of significant importance to our community profile. Board and Management at Greenbank RSL continue to explore new and different options as to how we best manage this important process as we take our community responsibilities most seriously. We deliberately avoided reference to any specific recipient of our funding purely on the basis that it was never intended to be the point of the excercise. Suffice to say that they are varied and numerous as are the needs and aspirations.

Thanking you for taking the time to read this comment on part of what we do here at Greenbank RSL and please continue to assist us in continuing to make a positive difference to the lives of deserving people.


Tim Wright
General Manager 



Greenbank RSL are pleased to announce our new Community Support Program which will commence in January 2016. Organisations or individuals can apply for one in a number of benefits offered by the club. These include the bi-annual Community Benefits Foundation Grants Fund, one-off donations and sponsorships. Another way we can help you raise funds is our sausage sizzles outside the club on Saturday nights or our Friday and Saturday Night Meat Tray Raffles.

For more information on how to apply for a donation or grant, please read the attached "Community Support Program Information" sheet and the "Community Benefit Foundation Application" Form.

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