Rabbitohs forward, Kyle Turner, has been busy in Cairns this week connecting with the community ahead of this Sunday’s ANZAC Round clash with the Canberra Raiders at Barlow Park.

From coaching clinics, to school visits to preparing meals on wheels, Turner is proud to be flying the flag for the Rabbitohs and Souths Cares in far North Queensland.

While the Indigenous All Star won’t be playing in the match as he is currently still recovering from neck surgery, that hasn’t stopped him from heading up a range activities aided by Souths Cares designed to spread the charity’s positive healthy and active lifestyle messages – among a range of others.

“As a Club we really pride ourselves on the work we do in the community,” said Turner.

“We’re in a fortunate position I guess to be able to give back, and whenever we can do that, we take that opportunity very seriously.

“Whether it’s going to a school, going to a clinic like we did for the Mareeba Girls and the Cairns Girls, or preparing food for meals on wheels – these are small things that we can do to get the community together.

“Everyone’s been great – the kids at the schools have been showing up wearing their Rabbitohs gear and there’s just been a great vibe everywhere.”

Turner added that a buzz was building in Cairns ahead of this Sunday’s clash, with red and green already well represented in the streets.

“It’s a great thing seeing so much red and green around the place,” said Turner.

“There’s a buzz building at the moment and people are really looking forward to seeing Souths come back up for a third time because the last few times have been so memorable.

“People love their footy up here and footy is a great way to connect with people to spread positive messages. That’s what we’re all about.”

The Rabbitohs will take on the Canberra Raiders at Barlow Park in Cairns this Sunday 26 April. Kick-off is at 4pm local time. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.ticketscairns.com.au now! For more information on game day, please click here.

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