The South Sydney Rabbitohs and St George Illawarra Dragons will play the 31st Charity Shield at WIN Stadium in Wollongong on Saturday 22 February, the first time the match has been played outside of Sydney in the history of the traditional pre-season feature match. Traditionally, both Clubs support charity with proceeds from the match, with both Clubs providing focus to the good work conducted by Souths Cares and the St George Foundation in 2014.
The Rabbitohs will be looking for back-to-back victories in the Charity Shield in 2014, having wrestled the Shield back from the Dragons in 2013 with an emphatic 28 points to 10 victory at ANZ Stadium. Make sure you purchase your ticket to be part of the South Sydney Rabbitohs Family in 2014.
Witness all the action as the Rabbitohs do battle for the Charity Shield, while also battling for positions ahead of the opening round of this year’s Telstra Premiership.
Saturday, February 22
Location: WIN Stadium, Wollongong
2:30pm – Gates Open
2:45pm – NYC v South Sydney
5:00pm – NRL Charity Shield v South Sydney
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Important Member Information
Rabbitohs Ticketed Members will gain FREE entry to the Charity Shield as part of their season Membership package and will be able to access the game with their 2014 Membership Cards. All Ticketed Members with Charity Shield included in their package who wish to attend are required to RSVP their membership attendance, via the online Rabbitohs Account Manager. For information on how to RSVP please click here..
Further event information will be provided closer to the game.
2014 Charity Shield Fact Sheet
Souths Cares is an independent not-for-profit public benevolent institution, established in 2006 to support the local community and address social need across the South Sydney region. Its charter is to support disadvantaged, marginalised and indigenous youth and their families with a specific focus on education, training, health and employment.
Souths Cares leverages the Rabbitohs NRL team to engage the community and affect positive social change.
Souths Cares’ programs include:
Teachers’ Aide Program
The Teachers’ Aide program involves all members of the Rabbitohs NRL squad spending a lesson in one of five local primary schools on a rolling weekly roster. Whether it is a literacy, numeracy or PE lesson, the players are on hand to support the classroom teacher and encourage the students to be fully engaged in the lesson content. The program is now in its sixth year of operation.
Healthy and Active Lifestyles Program
Based out of Souths Cares’ own classroom, this program combines the NRL initiative ‘Eat Well, Play Well, Stay Well’ along with our partnership with Life Education. Students participate in a range of activities focused on the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle. Programs cover healthy lifestyles, nutrition, safe use of medicines, body knowledge, communication skills, and smoking and alcohol education.
The Learn, Earn, Legend School to Work Transition Program
Souths Cares’ Learn, Earn, Legend School to Work Transition Program is focused on Year 10, 11 and 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island students. The program aims to mentor students and help them to identify and develop their own education and employment pathways whilst providing them with relevant support. This program is supported by the Australian Government through the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Indigenous Oral Health Program
Souths Cares initiated an exciting new Oral Health Campaign in 2013. Partnering with the NSW Centre for Oral Health Strategy, Colgate and the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, Souths Cares delivers Oral Health Workshops in local and regional schools with high Indigenous populations.
The program is delivered using culturally appropriate resources and the key messages focus on the importance of regular teeth brushing, drinking plenty of tap water and making healthy food choices.
In 2013, the program was delivered to over 1,200 Indigenous students across the South Sydney region and regional New South Wales; and in excess of 2,200 students overall.
To learn more about Souths Cares or donate online, please visit:http://www.rabbitohs.com.au/souths-cares.
Played 30, Dragons 16, Rabbitohs 10, Drawn 4.
1982 Dragons - 9-7
1983 Dragons - 28-10
1984 Rabbitohs - 24-6
1985 Dragons - 10-8
1986 Dragons - 12-0
1987 Dragons - 28-14
1988 Rabbitohs - 30-6
1989 Rabbitohs - 20-16
1990 Draw - 10-10 (Rabbitohs retain)
1991 Draw - 16-16 (Rabbitohs retain)
1992 Rabbitohs - 21-20
1993 Dragons - 10-8
1994 Dragons - 14-11
1995 Dragons - 18-10
1996 Dragons - 30-6
1997 Dragons - 26-18
1998 Dragons - 14-4
1999 Rabbitohs - 16-14
2002 Draw - 20-20 (Rabbitohs retain)
2003 Dragons - 28-10
2004 Dragons - 34-8
2005 Rabbitohs - 30-6
2006 Rabbitohs - 14-12
2007 Dragons - 16-14
2008 Rabbitohs - 24-20
2009 Rabbitohs - 18-6
2010 Draw - 26-26 (Rabbitohs retain)
2011 Dragons - 32-10
2012 Dragons - 18-12
2013 Rabbitohs - 28-10
South Sydney Rabbitohs 28 (Bryson Goodwin, Beau Champion, Nathan Peats, Dylan Walker, Mitchell Buckett tries; Adam Reynolds 2, Bryson Goodwin 2 goals)
St George Illawarra Dragons 10 (Daniel Vidot, Trent Merrin tries; Jamie Soward goal)