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 1989
- Level 1 First Aid
- Level 2 Sports Coach
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 arange 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, Westpoint Autos- Springwood Nissan, Mark Townend, CEO of RSPCA QLD and our Bronze Sponsor, Colleen Wiggins, Branch Manager of Bendigo Bank Browns Plains.