The last time our playing group had an extended stay on the Sunshine Coast looked a little different, with the squad mostly confined to Novotel Twin Waters for the duration (no complaints though).
Players and staff are making the most of our second stint on the coast, lapping up every opportunity to get out and about and say thank you to the community who adopted us in 2020.
Our mates at Fuel Your Life hosted a Storm v Lightning cook-off back at Twin Waters where the heat rivalled that of the MasterChef kitchen. It boiled down to the last bite of the final dish, with Lightning taking the win.
Meanwhile at Grill’d Sunshine Plaza, Jahrome Hughes, Max King and Cooper Johns were also cooking up a storm. Making burgers, signing autographs and taking selfies was the order of the day.
Back at the resort, a group of players - led by Nelson Asofa-Solomona - gave our loyal members a buzz. Players called to thank members for their support and to have a yarn about how season 2021 is unfolding.
Our co-cap Dale Finucane, Harry Grant and Tui Kamikamica visited the Sunshine Coast University Hospital to put some smiles on the dials of young people doing it tough.
Josh Addo-Carr, Nicho Hynes, Jesse Bromwich, Reimis Smith, George Jennings, Justin Olam, Brenko Lee, Chris Lewis, Brandon Smith, Trent Loiero and Jack Howarth were able to experience a Saltwater Eco Tour thanks to Sunshine Coast Council.
The group spent a sunny afternoon sailing in the traditional waters of the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi people.
The squad also hit the surf at Mujimba beach for recovery after our Magic Round win.