More than two dozen Souths Cares students converged on Manhattan Superbowl at Mascot last week, to take on Ambassadors Nathan Merritt and Beau Champion, as part of their end of year celebrations.

Students from Souths Cares’ School to Work Program, hailing from South Sydney, Tempe and Alexandria Park high schools,  took part in the tenpin bowling competition arranged to recognise the hard work of the students throughout 2015.

Friendly competition, banter, and Christmas cheer were all on display during the course of proceedings, with former Rabbitoh Champion impressed by the spirit with which the occasion was entered into.

“Souths Cares thought it was a fun opportunity to get our students together, to reward them for their consistency during the school year,” said Beau.

“Whenever you get together with your mates and go bowling, there’s always a bit of friendly banter and a bit of competition, but it was definitely all in good fun and everyone really enjoyed themselves.

The student get-together was a positive way to give-back to community and is part of Souths Cares’ Gift of Giving campaign.

“Having the students come together for some fun and socialising is a simple but effective way we can reward the students for their ongoing support of both Souths Cares and the Rabbitohs,” said Souths Cares’ Alisha Parker-Elrez.

“Having Nathan and Beau on-board added to that experience. Both of our Ambassadors are good, strong, Indigenous men who are positive role-models for our students.

“It looked like Nathan and Beau had just as much fun bowling as the students did!

Each student ‘lane winner’ received a gift of an Alcatel Tablet from Souths Cares, to help them with their studies, while Manhattan Superbowl presented the overall winner, Aaron Simpson, with a red and green, embossed tenpin as a memento.”

Any Indigenous student who is going into either Year 10, 11 or 12 in 2016 and feels they could benefit from Souths Cares mentoring, should contact Program Mentor Kiara Maza, to find out more about the assistance and support they can receive.

Kiara can be contacted by either emailing kmaza@rabbitohs.com.au or by telephoning (02) 8306 9900.

*The School to Work Program is supported by the Australian Government