The wait is finally over and the new Sea Eagles Super Store Factory Outlet will officially open on Thursday 4th March, 2010.
It will be opened to the public with a grand opening like no other. Players will be on hand to sign autographs, the BBQ will be running hot and there will be plenty of fun activities for the kids to mark this special occasion.
Whilst the players have been slugging away in the off season preparing for another tough season ahead, the merchandise team have been working hard behind the scenes to turn the dream of a Manly Sea Eagles Super Store into a reality. “This concept has been 12 months in the making so it’s really exciting to be at the stage where we’re able to have the doors open in time for the start of the 2010 season” said Sea Eagles the retail store Manager Natale Haupapa. With the dream now realised “it gives us the capacity to carry a greater range of stock than ever before meaning there will always be something for each member of the family on display”.
Manly Sea Eagles CEO Graham Lowe is also very upbeat about the new store and what it will mean for the club. “Having a store like this in the heart of Brookvale makes it very accessible to our core supporter base, and will therefore hopefully boost our merchandise sales this season. It is important to understand that purchasing directly from our factory outlet helps put back into the team we all love”.
"Call in on the off chance that one of the Sea Eagles stars will be visiting to do a casual stint behind the counter. The players are totally supportive of the new Super Store and want to make it a special place for members and fans to visit."
The new store will also be a magnet for former players who remain in close contact with the Sea Eagles. Legendary five eighth Cliffy Lyons will be a regular visitor.
“I like to meet mates and have a game of darts at the leagues club so it is easy for me to call into the store,” Lyons said.
In an initiative taken by the club, all Sea Eagles members will continue to enjoy a 10% discount on all items purchased in-store, a discount which was previously available to website orders only. “We will also be holding a free lunchtime BBQ every Friday in conjunction with our Friday Frenzy sale to give a little back to our valued loyal customers” added Haupapa.
The grand opening will take place from 3.30pm – 6.30pm on Thursday 4th March at the Sea Eagles Factory Outlet located at 2 Federal Pde, Brookvale (level 2, Manly Leagues Club car park). For more information you can contact the store on 9939 3889.