Dolphins staff donate tips to help flood victims

The Redcliffe Dolphins will take more than the usual game day kit to Townsville for Round 6 of the Intrust Super Cup this weekend.

The team will also have a cheque ready to donate funds to the Townsville SES and Queensland Country Women’s Association - organisations instrumental in recovery efforts following February’s flood disaster in the region.

The donation will be made on behalf of the Redcliffe Leagues Club staff, who  pooled their tips.

“Our staff always donate their tips to a worthy cause, and when we got news of the flood disaster that hit Townsville earlier in the year we knew we wanted to help out,” Dolphins CEO Tony Murphy said.

The game of rugby league is about going a mile for your mate on and off the field and we hope that by making this donation, we’ll be helping out our fellow Intrust Super Cup club, the Townsville Blackhawks, to support recovery efforts in their community."

The Blackhawks will also be presenting a cheque.

“When the flood disaster hit I was contacted straight away by Tony Murphy to see how the Dolphins could help," Blackhawks CEO Justin Wilkins said.

"When I mentioned the possibility of raising funds for the Townsville SES and QCWA when we played against each other in Round 6, Tony was keen to come on board."

The Round 6 Intrust Super Cup match will be followed by a North Queensland Cowboys v Townsville Blackhawks charity match.

Former Dolphin and North Queensland Cowboys star Mark Shipway, who will be in Townsville as coach of the Dolphins' Auswide Bank  Mal Meninga Cup team, will be lacing up his boots for the match.

Mark Shipway during his time at North Queensland Cowboys. Photo: NRL Images
Mark Shipway during his time at North Queensland Cowboys. Photo: NRL Images

The former Dolphins premiership player made his professional debut with the Cowboys in 1997, playing a total of 91 games for the club.

“I am really looking forward to catching up with some former Cowboys team mates and the comradery that comes with that," Shipway said.

"Townsville was my home for many years so I’m really happy I can do something to support flood recovery in the area."

The charity match will kick off at 6pm.