The annual Randwick Council/Souths Cares Junior Clinic was hosted on Tuesday at Heffron Park, with over 700 students from local primary and high schools attending the event.
The event commenced with students watching the Rabbitohs team train on the newly developed Heffron Centre Rugby League field. After watching the Rabbitohs team go through their drills, students then had the opportunity to develop their own Rugby League skills under the guidance of Souths Cares staff, NRL development staff and students completing the GOAL College Program.
The clinic was well supported by the Rabbitohs team, with 25 members from the NRL squad sharing some tricks of the trade as students rotated through a range of drills which developed their passing, kicking, non-contact defence, teamwork and general fitness.
Souths Cares CEO, Alisha Parker-Elrez explained the Junior Clinic brought a great atmosphere to the Heffron Centre.
Alisha Parker-Elrez, Souths Cares CEO
It was great to see and hear the centre buzzing with children's laughter and excitement whilst the boys were training and then having the opportunity to put what they witnessed into practice through our skills clinic. With over 700 attendees, this is our largest Randwick Council Clinic to date
This year's Randwick Council/Souths Cares Junior clinic set a record for student attendance, with four local primary schools and six local high schools participating in the initiative.
Randwick Mayor Dylan Parker explained the Council's partnership with Souths Cares continues to achieve great outcomes for the local community.
"It’s wonderful so many of our young people were able to participate in the Junior League clinic and develop their rugby league skills with the support of Souths Cares.
Randwick Council is proud to continue our strong partnership with Souths Cares, whose programs foster such positive experiences for our community, promoting connection and engagement in sport", Mr Parker said.
Souths Cares would like to give a special thanks to Corpus Christi College, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College, Brigidine College, South Sydney High School, Marcellin College, Centennial Park School, Matraville Soldiers Settlement Public School, Malabar Public School, Coogee Public School and St Margaret Mary's Catholic Primary School for attending the Junior Clinic.