Show of support for Peel Thunder player Gerald Ugle

Coodanup College and Mandurah Primary School students and staff showed their support for Peel Thunder player Gerald Ugle.
Coodanup College and Mandurah Primary School students and staff showed their support for Peel Thunder player Gerald Ugle.

THERE was a big show of support for Peel Thunder player Gerald Ugle at a home game yesterday after he was abused at Claremont Oval on May 18.

The dual premiership captain was sledged by residents in an apartment during a game against the Claremont Tigers. The offensive language was heard by Ugle’s family and he took to social media to express the hurt caused by the abuse.

Peel Thunder player Gerald Ugle provides the leadership needed for the young team. Photo by Shazza J Photography.

Yesterday, Coodanup College and Mandurah Primary School students and staff attended the game against Subiaco at David Grays Arena to take a stand against bullying.

Students had banners saying “MPS loves Gerald Ugle” and “Say no to bullying, we stand united.”

In a flyer encouraging members of the community to support Ugle, he was described as a “local legend” who volunteered, worked at Coodanup Primary School and was part of the Mandurah Primary School community.

Peel Thunder offered free entry the those who were at the game to support Ugle.

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