Capalaba Warriors to host push-ups for Men of League Foundation

HARD YAKKA: Junior rugby players will compete against seniors, parents and more to raise funds for the Men of League Foundation. Photo: Supplied
HARD YAKKA: Junior rugby players will compete against seniors, parents and more to raise funds for the Men of League Foundation. Photo: Supplied

A CAPALABA junior sporting club's patrons will raise a sweat alongside rugby players when they roll up their sleeves to do push-ups for a cause.

Parent Sam Mitchell said the PushUps4League event, to be held on Saturday, May 25 from 8am to noon at Capalaba Warriors District Junior Rugby League Club, would raise money for charity Men of League Foundation.

The foundation supports sporting families that are affiliated with rugby who are going through tough times.

Club members will do push ups to raise money for the Men of League Foundation, which supports sporting families affiliated with rugby that are going through tough times. Photo: Supplied

Club members will do push ups to raise money for the Men of League Foundation, which supports sporting families affiliated with rugby that are going through tough times. Photo: Supplied

A branch was based at Brisbane but efforts were underway to get sub-committee in the city's south-east.

The Capalaba Warriors PushUps4League event would help raise money for the charity and boost its profile in the area.

"They do so much and to get help you can be an umpire, volunteer or child of a rugby league player," Sam said.

"Its mission remains to provide a wide range of support and referrals in a professional and timely manner to those within the rugby league community ...

"You just have to apply."

Junior players were set to compete against senior players, umpires, parents and more in the push-up challenge on Saturday, May 25.

Those interested in competing could make a donation to participate, with the event tipped to raise about $1000 for the cause.

Patrons at the event could also enjoy browsing community stalls and jumble sales, with a barbecue and bake sale organised to keep the crowds' hunger at bay.

Kids could keep entertained at activities for a gold coin donation.

The club's amenities for females and disabled patrons, which were being built thanks to a $500,000 state government grant, were also expected to be finished within the coming weeks.

The Capalaba Warriors is at Capalaba's John Frederick Park, Banfield Lane, off Old Cleveland Road.

For more information about the Men of League Foundation, visit online here.