A DAVID Williams-inspired mural is the centrepiece of a colourful new room - branded the Eagles Nest - opened at Royal Far West in Manly on Tuesday night.
Manly star David Williams in the Eagles Nest, with the mural he helped paint. Picture: BRADEN FASTIER
“Wolfman”, right-handed, started his handiwork at the start of the National Rugby League season before injuring his right shoulder.
The 23-year-old had already completed the tracing before he applied the spray paint in completing the mural with his left hand.
“It was a bit stressful there for a while, especially when I did my shoulder,” Williams said on Tuesday night after he and fellow Sea Eagle Glenn Stewart opened the room.
“I had some help from a friend as I could only use one hand. I did it all with my left hand. It was good to finally finish it in time. I’m happy with how it turned out.”
So was everyone who attended the opening on Tuesday night.
Williams said his inspiration came from the ocean, Manly’s iconic Sea Eagle emblem and the country children who visit Royal Far West. “I’d like to get into it (art) a bit more,” he said.
The Eagles Nest was created for visiting youngsters to gather and relax outside of their specialist medical appointments.
The room was completed through the support of the Sea Eagles and a $15,000 donation from Harbord Diggers (Mounties Group).
Royal Far West CEO Jann Kingston said the room, which also includes computers, games, lounges and a big-screen television, will give the visiting Sea Eagles and the children a chance to build relationships.