Souths Cares have confirmed their Community Carnival plans, with visits scheduled to 66 schools and over 15,000 students between the 9th and 15th of February.
Souths Cares, with the help of Beau Champion, will start their community carnival in North Sydney tomorrow (Thursday) before engaging the local South Sydney community on Monday the 13th.
In an exciting opportunity for country areas; Souths Cares, with Beau Champion and Roy Asotasi, will visit Greg Inglis' home town of Kempsey and the surrounding areas - visiting schools and local Rugby League clubs.
"This is such a great opportunity for country areas to meet their heroes as they would not normally get this opportunity. It will prove to be a huge thrill for everyone in the Community," said Pat Preston Game Development Officer, Northern NSW.
North Sydney NRL Community Carnival - 9th February
· 22 Schools booked in
· Over 6000 Students Involved
South Sydney NRL Community Carnival – 13th February
· Over 26 Schools booked in
· Over 6000 students involved
Kempsey/Macksville NRL Community Carnival - 13th – 15th February
· 18 schools now booked
· Over 3500 students involved
· Junior Rugby League Clubs visits to Kempsey and Smithtown.
NRL Clubs will embark on a month-long series of NRL Community Carnival visits throughout Australia and New Zealand in February, meeting with fans in more than 80 communities and educating students on respect and diversity.
Now in its 17th year, the NRL Community Carnival is supported by every NRL club and NRL Ambassadors, and will reach more than 250,000 kids, visit more than 1,000 schools, travel more than 40,000kms and host more than 80 Junior Rugby League clinics throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Players will take part in local junior rugby league clinics, as well as participate in education lessons with students, focusing on the importance of respect, belonging and celebrating differences both on and off the field.
NRL General Manager of Community, Ellen Beale said the NRL Community Carnival was a chance for NRL clubs and players to meet with some of their regional and rural fans and help promote important and positive life messages.
“The NRL Community Carnival is our biggest community program of the year and one of the most rewarding,” Ms Beale said.
“In the space of just over a month on the road, our 16 NRL clubs will reach more than a quarter of a million primary and secondary students from across Australia and New Zealand, imparting life-long lessons about the importance of showing respect for both themselves and others within their diverse footy and local communities.”
Players will be joined by NRL Game Development Officers in delivering the Respect program to local students, with lessons including interactive activities, together with educational resources.
The NRL Respect program is linked to the Australia and New Zealand curriculum. Every school will receive an interactive presentation, which is supported by a six-week teaching resource focusing on respect, belonging and celebrating differences.