Souths Cares on the Road - Update #1

Today saw Souths Cares kick-off of their New England Northern Western New South Wales Road Show by providing more than 82 local Gulargambone students and children access to the Macquarie Sports Football Clinics.


With the assistance of Rabbitohs Mentor and NRL Legend, Rhys Wesser, Souths Cares engaged children between the ages of 2 to 16 years in a number of sessions designed to suit children of all ages and experience levels.


Today was more about fun and active participation rather than sharpening technical skills, said Rhys.


Our team was surprised to see so many students and young children wanting to participate in the footy clinic.


The message we took from today was that the future of Rugby League is well and truly in good hands at Gulargambone.


Souths Cares in partnership with the NSW Centre for Oral Health Strategy, Colgate and the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, were also offering feel dental health checks to all the children and their families.


The Oral Health Van was at the oval with a team of dentists providing check-ups for all family members free of charge, said Rhys.


When the clinic was complete the students were given an inspirational talk by Rhys, who shared his lifes story and the challenges he had to face as a young country boy coming to the city at just 17 years of age, to play in the NRL.


I wanted to share my experience with the young people of Gulargambone, to let them know that their dreams too, are achievable, Rhys said.


Afterwards each clinic participant was given a Macquarie Foundation football, a Rabbitohs team poster and sticker as a gift for their effort.


Tomorrow, the Souths Cares team will be taking their 'Clean well, Drink well!' message to 110 Walgett students in an effort to raise awareness of good oral health and hygiene among our young, local students, and to host another footy clinic.