HE played for New South Wales, toured with the Kangaroos and captained his beloved Newcastle Knights to a famous grand final victory.


But theres one hole in Paul Harragons very impressive rugby league resume a win on the Tweed.


We never won a game here, laughs the man they call Chief down the phone when asked about his memories of his playing days at the old Seagulls Stadium.


Its such a wonderful environment up there, you just couldnt help but relax a bit we always ended getting towelled up!


Although Seagulls Stadium is no more, the Tweed Heads Seagulls a Northern NSW rugby league powerhouse since 1909 certainly are, with their Intrust Super Cup side currently sitting third in Queenslands premier rugby league competition to the surprise of many pundits.


Whist a win against the Norths Devils this weekend will go a long way to cementing their spot in the top five; the Seagulls will have reason to smile win, lose or draw with the clubs Piggabeen home getting a boost via a visit from Harragon and the Tooheys New Crew to help complete the grounds long awaited Community Clubhouse.


In a role that has seen Harragon and a team of ex-NRL players travel far to lend a hand, the Tooheys New Crew has aided community groups and organisations with local building projects to the tune of $2million since it began in 2010.


It is rugby league that remains closest to Harragons heart however, and the importance that it plays in regional areas is something he continues to feel passionate about.


When youve got a successful sporting team it can create a great connection with the local community, and really lift a towns psyche.


The Intrust Super Cup is the second strongest rugby league competition in the world, and to see a historical club like the Seagulls doing such a great job is no doubt a source of pride for the people of the Tweed said Harragon.


The Seagulls are expecting a big turnout over the two days, with Harragon set to be joined by former league greats Bryan Fletcher, David Peachey as well as appearances from Queenslanders Paul Vautin, former Gold Coast Seagulls captain Wally Lewis and the NRL Footy Show.


And, with the residents of the border town getting behind their high flying footy side, theres little doubt Harragon will be leaving town with a smile on his face this time around.


Anybody over the age of 18 who is willing and able to assist is welcome to volunteer on Friday and Saturday, August 9-10, at the Piggabeen Sports Complex in Tweed Heads West.