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Souths Cares Launches the Liverpool Opportunity Hub

The Souths Cares team with the support of Rabbitohs players and ambassadors visited seven schools in South Western Sydney to deliver important health and wellbeing workshops.

Rabbitohs players Alex Johnston, Tom Amone, Junior Tatola and Troy Dargan, along with Souths Cares ambassadors Greg Inglis and Yileen Gordon took part in the health and wellbeing workshops to teach students the importance of oral health, nutrition and gratitude.

More than 2,000 students from Thomas Acres Public School, St Andrews Public School, Mawarra Public School, Leppington Public School, Mount Pritchard East Public School, Minto Public School and Miller Technology High School.

The initiative was a huge success with teachers and students alike thrilled to have the Rabbitohs players and ambassadors attend their schools.

Jennine I’Anson, Assistant Principal at Mount Pritchard East Public School explained her students engaged well with the workshops.

“The students had a lovely time and they haven't stopped talking about the Rabbitohs visit," said Ms l'Anson.

"The presentation was factual, easy for students to understand and delivered in an engaging format”. 

Shane Scott, Aboriginal Education Officer at Miller Technology High School said there was a great buzz around the school. 

“Our students were very appreciative of the visit from Souths Cares and the opportunity to meet Greg Inglis who is a Rabbitohs great and a hero to many of our students!”

The health and wellbeing workshops form part of the Souths Cares strong commitment to supporting schools and communities within South Western Sydney.

In 2019, more than 7,500 primary school students from South Western Sydney participated in Souths Cares programs and at the start of 2020 Souths Cares launched a brand-new initiative called the “Liverpool Opportunity Hub”.

The Hub includes three new full time staff joining the Souths Cares team to support Aboriginal school students in the Liverpool Local Government Area to achieve their education and employment aspirations.

Kelly Pulevaka recently joined the Souths Cares team as Program Coordinator for the Liverpool Opportunity Hub, and helped facilitate the health and wellbeing workshops.

“It was great to work with the students at Miller Technology High School today and deliver the Gratitude workshop with Greg Inglis," said Ms Pulevaka.

"We are excited about growing the Liverpool Opportunity Hub in partnership with the local schools and communities in Liverpool”.