Following the change in ownership structure that came into effect last week, Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Chairman Scott Penn announced that Sea Eagles General Manager David Perry would be leaving the Club today.

Scott Penn said: “We would like to thank David for his contribution to the Sea Eagles over the past four seasons. In his time as General Manager he was instrumental in helping the Club broaden our sponsorship base and significantly increase our Membership.”

“Whilst the Club has had its challenges off the field during his tenure, we appreciate David’s perseverance to stay focused on the task at hand and keep the Club focused on achieving its goals.

“We wish David and his family all the best for the future.”

David Perry said: “I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the members, sponsors and fans of this great club for their ongoing commitment to the Sea Eagles. I would like to thank all the players and staff at the club, including the volunteers, for their hard work, especially considering there were tough decisions that needed to be made during my tenure through some complex times.”

“The role I held as General Manager during the last four seasons was certainly a privilege and I thank the Sea Eagles for the opportunity to be part of this famous club. I now look forward to the next chapter in my life.

“From a business perspective I would specifically like to commend Greg Butterworth in his role as Commercial Director for his contribution over the last three years and his ongoing support.

“Finally, I wish the club all the best in the future and hope it can further evolve under its new structure.”