The Townsville Mendi Blackhawks work just as hard off the field as they do on, continually giving back to our community.  School visits, rugby league clinics and community engagement events are just part of weekly program at the Townsville Mendi Blackhawks.


Family of League

The Family of League Foundation exists as a membership-based Not for Profit charity to provide emotional, physical and financial support and referrals to past players, grassroots players, administrators, referees and volunteers and their children across all affiliated levels of the game of rugby league who are in necessitous circumstances.

Necessitous circumstances describe a person whose financial resources are insufficient to enable him/her to obtain all that is necessary, not only for a bare existence, but for a modest standard of living in the Australian community.
As we are a charitable organisation and strive to ensure that we can help as many applicants as possible, the Foundation is guided by our Standard Operating Procedures Policy that outlines the requirements under which grant applications are considered.

Generally funding is not available for NRL players less than five years retired, to cover injuries sustained on the rugby league field and costs for funerals/memorials or sports fees.

We understand that individual circumstances vary, and everyone has a different story. For us to better understand potential recipients, their needs, if they qualify for assistance and, if so, how we can best help, a grant application needs to be completed and requested supporting documentation provided. This will ensure a thorough and timely review of your eligibility and individual requirements can be undertaken.

The Townsville Committee of the Family of League covers a wide area, West to Mount Isa, North to Ingham and South to the Burdekin. If you are aware of anyone who may need assistance, please share my contact details with them.

If you are a Family of League Member, we thank you for your contribution as it allows the Foundation the opportunity to continue to do good things for those in need. If you would like to become a Family of League Member, please send me your details (address, email and contact number/s) and I will arrange for information on the levels of membership available to be sent to you.



Last year our pre-season camp was held on Palm Island which was a wonderful opportunity to visit the community and conduct an open training for the locals.


A highlight for the boys was in Round 20 last year when the entire team and coaching staff travel out to Winton, in North West Queensland, in the Intrust Super Cup ‘Country Round’.  Along the way various school visits will be conducted to many regional towns, including Hughenden and Richmond, conducting coaching clinics.


At every home game, we have a Community Corner, which is a FREE designated space for non-for profit charities to help raises funds and or awareness of events coming up in our community.  If you would like to be a part of our Community Corner, please send an email to





Sky’s The Limit Program

We have been working for some time on developing a community program to deliver to schools in the Townsville area. In keeping with the Mendi Blackhawk theme we have labeled the program Sky’s the Limit.

The Sky’s the Limit Community Program will contribute to improved academic and social outcomes for schools and students, by leveraging the student’s interest in rugby league and the use of technology as an engagement mechanism to build relationships with hard to reach individuals or groups.

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Players Appearances & Donation Requests

We envision that requests for Townsville & Districts Mendi Blackhawks players and staff to attend promotions and events will be in heavy demand throughout the season from March through to September. We will endeavour to support as many requests as possible however playing and training commitments will be our first priority followed by the requirements of our development and community programs.