Souths Cares Rabbitohs Wellbeing Program has capped off another huge year for 2023, engaging over 22,500 primary and high school students across Australia.

71 schools in metropolitan Sydney and 37 regional schools across three states in Australia completed Rabbitohs Wellbeing Workshops in 2023.

The most popular Rabbitohs Wellbeing workshops in 2023 were Healthy Relationships, followed by Mental Health, Tackle Bullying, Gratitude, Rising Stars, eSafety, Nutrition and Get Moving.

Kalinda Bolt, Health and Wellbeing Programs Coordinator explained the team was proud of the impact the program created this year.

Kalinda Bolt, Health and Wellbeing Programs Coordinator

It is great to see the growth in participation and reaching over 23,000 students in a calendar year is an achievement we can all be proud of. We would like to acknowledge and thank all the schools who engaged in our workshops this year.

Throughout the year the team visited Dubbo, Wellington, the Sunshine Coast, Cairns and Perth – taking the program on the road to engage diverse school communities in health and wellbeing workshops and to promote Rugby League participation.

In 2023, the Rabbitohs and Souths Cares moved into the new state-of-the-art Rabbitohs High Performance Centre at Heffron Park which includes the Souths Cares classroom and learning centre. The Souths Cares Classroom has created exciting opportunities for schools to visit the Rabbitohs High Performance Centre and participate in workshops on-site.

Kate Spencer, a teacher from Matraville Public School explained students from her school thoroughly enjoyed the visit to the Souths Cares Classroom.

“We loved the free excursion to the Rabbitohs facility - thank you so much for hosting our school. It was a great opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at the Club and learn about important health and wellbeing topics in a fun environment”, Kate said.

Throughout the year, the Rabbitohs Wellbeing team also hosted eight free Junior Holiday Clinics with the support of Sydney Civil. Over 1,250 children and youth attended holiday clinics, with this initiative reaching communities in South Eastern Sydney, South Western Sydney and Western Sydney.

Rabbitohs Wellbeing bookings for 2024 are currently open. If you would like to find out more about the programs, please reach out to Kalinda Bolt – Health and Wellbeing Programs Coordinator [email protected]

The Rabbitohs Wellbeing Program is proudly supported by the Ian and Shirley Norman Foundation.

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