BROOKIE FOREVER RALLY - 7PM WEDNESDAY - BROOKVALE OVAL Rally 7pm Wednesday 21st November Brookvale Oval With uncertainty surrounding a Government commitment of funding for Brookvale Oval, news surfaced today that the NRL has offered the club an 8 million dollar incentive to permanently move to the Central Coast. CEO Grant Mayer today confirmed, "There is an attractive financial commitment for any club to permanently move to the Central Coast. This option is our last option. The owners, board and entire management team want to remain at Brookvale long term, but the reality is Brookvale Oval cannot support the needs of the club or the community in its current state." Brookvale Oval no longer complies with occupational health and safety requirements, nor does it adequately cater for disabled patrons. Due to the lack of undercover seating and corporate facilities it also leaves the club in a position where they cannot attract enough backing to compete in the NRL and it leaves us with little alternative but to investigate partial or total relocation. As a community asset owned by Warringah Council, Brookvale Oval cannot even attract private investment due to zoning restrictions. "Brookvale is the priority for both the Delmege and Penn families. We want Manly to be in the NRL, we want Manly to be competitive in the NRL, we want Manly to win the NRL but for too many years now other NRL clubs have received millions in Government funding while Brookvale Oval crumbles before our very eyes," Chairman and owner Scott Penn explained. Leichhardt Oval - $11 million in campaign promises for only 3 games per year! The Sea Eagles pay in excess of $400,000 for the use of a substandard facility. Whilst other clubs train and play for free on venues like the SFS and Telstra Stadium. We are the best team in NSW with the worst facilities and the least funding. Brookvale Oval is rapidly becoming a black eye on the Peninsula. We've had enough! We now call on our fans to support us and rally to keep this proud club where it belongs. Rally 7pm Wednesday 21st November Brookvale Oval Bring your Family and Friends - dress in Manly colours and bring signs of support for your club. The Coach, Players, Owners and Directors of the Sea Eagles will address the crowd and we need all Manly fans and Rugby League fans in general to attend. We had 3,000 people at our fan day last year we are asking for an even bigger turnout on Wednesday night. We have 10 days to make our mark before the election. Its time for Manly fans to show their hands, its time for Manly fans to show our Government representatives that the Northern Beaches Community deserves a fair go! THE TIME IS RIGHT - WE NEED GOVERNMENT SUPPORT NOW! We need everyone to get behind the club and contact their local member. Government funding of over $900 Million has been spent on NRL venues over the last 10 years. $58 Million dollars has been spent or promised to part time grounds! Brookvale Oval - home of the 2007 NRL Premiership Runners Up - has only received $1.44 Million Its time to act! Lobby friends, lobby the Government - Don't let Manly be left out.