Manly Sea Eagles renew their partnership with What Ability for another year of putting happiness first.

Thursday 22 February 2024

Manly Sea Eagles and What Ability, a leading National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider, have announced the renewal of their community partnership focused on another season of unforgettable moments, unwavering teamwork, and unmatched dedication to building an inclusive world.

What Ability specialises in one-to-one community access for people living with disability by pairing them with support workers, which include a number of Australia’s elite and emerging sportspeople including Tom Trbojevic, Jake Trbojevic, Ben Trbojevic and Karl Lawton from the NRL Manly Sea Eagles. Activities are tailored to participants’ goals and needs which can see them meeting their sporting heroes while accessing community activities and overnight camps.

As part of the renewal, Manly Sea Eagles will continue to support What Ability in putting happiness first for people living with a disability. To benefit What Ability, Manly Sea Eagles will facilitate inclusive initiatives throughout the season; such as significant involvement in their community round, tickets to home games for What Ability participants and visibility to their community and network.

What Ability’s General Manager of Sport, Georgie Exton, said the decision to renew the community partnership was easy. 

“We saw such success in the first year of the partnership with Manly, with our players having active support worker roles and participants cheering along during games. This partnership brought joy to our participants and their families. The 2023 season provided unforgettable moments for our community and really raised the visibility of what we are trying to achieve in the sector.” Exton said.

What Ability CEO, Jared Chapman said the renewal of the partnership would ultimately strengthen the community. 

“Tom, Jake, Ben, Karl and Sean’s involvement has been a true testament to the partnership and Manly’s role in our story of building an inclusive world. Their involvement goes beyond mere participation; it embodies a shared vision, resonating with our collective mission of putting happiness first for people living with a disability. Essentially, the partnership highlights Manly’s pivotal role as a catalyst for change and influence in the community.”

To follow this partnership, check out What Ability (@whatability) and Manly Sea Eagles (@manlyseaeagles) on socials or if you’re looking for disability support, head to to find out more.