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Rabbitohs Kick Off Community Carnival In North Sydney

The Rabbitohs kicked off their NRL Community Carnival in North Sydney last Thursday with Roy Asotasi, Mario Fenech, Beau Champion and Brett Greinke visiting three schools in North Sydney.

Kicking off with visits to St Michael's Catholic Primary School, Warrawee Public School and Our Lady of Perpetual Succour School, the Rabbitohs ambassador's were in full swing inspiring student's to achieve more.

"We're talking about respect and belonging," said Asotasi.

"That's something that us as football players learnt throughout our time playing the game. It's giving back to the school kids and teaching them how to feel important in a group."

Former Rabbitoh Beau Champion was excited to have the opportunity to encourage students to reach their potential.

"It's good to inspire young kids to chase their dreams, whether it be rugby league or something else," said Champion.

"Also to just have that passion for sport and trying to stay fit and active, to live a healthy lifestyle, eat the right foods and give themselves the best chance to be everything they want to be in life."

The Rabbitohs will be involved in a massive NRL Community Carnival over the coming days, traveling to local and rural schools to educate students on respect and diversity.

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Players will involved themselves heavily in the community whilst juggling preparations for our annual Charity Shield fixture clash with the St. George Illawarra Dragons on Sunday 19 February.

Off the field, the main focus of the Charity Shield for the Rabbitohs will be Souths Cares, which support disadvantaged and marginalised youth and their families through the delivery of capacity building programs addressing education, training, health and employment needs.

Souths Cares has delivered enduring and positive change for disadvantaged and marginalised people through inclusive education, employment and health programs since 2008.  

Last year Souths Cares delivered over $3million in social impact, and positioned the Rabbitohs as a national leader in community engagement and social impact. 

In 2016, over 90% of HSC graduates in Souths Cares mentoring programs moved into study, training or work, while Souths Cares employment programs placed 150 people into employment and ensured 9,000 school children received healthy lifestyle messages.