Last week Souths Cares hosted two free Holiday Clinics, providing opportunities for over 100 children and youth across Sydney to get active and learn some fundamental Rugby League skills during their school holidays.
On Tuesday the team headed to the Whitlam Centre at Liverpool, with Braidon Burns, Yileen Gordon and Rhys Wesser sharing their Rugby League knowledge with participants who were eager to pick up a few tricks of the trade from the former NRL players.
The clinic was accompanied by art workshops, weaving workshops and a BBQ lunch, with the event providing a great opportunity for participants to get active and build some new friendships during school holidays.
On Thursday Souths Cares was joined by NRL development staff at Heffron Park to host the second clinic for the week, and were met with some challenging weather conditions with a hot and humid summer day.
Despite the conditions, participants engaged well with the clinic drills as they practiced their agility, kicking and passing and also completed art workshops and weaving workshops before finishing with a BBQ lunch.
Rabbitohs players Jack Wighton, Alex Johnston, Isaiah Tass, Dean Hawkins, Damien Cook and Izaac Tu'itupou Thompson joined the clinic for an intimate Q&A session and a meet and greet with the attendees.
The players shared their individual journeys to playing Rugby League, who their role models were growing up and what their future goals are for their Rugby League careers.
Kalinda Bolt, Program Coordinator at Souths Cares stated it was great to see so many children enjoying their holidays and getting active.
“We loved seeing so many smiling faces across our Liverpool and Maroubra clinics this week. The free holiday clinics are something which families are really appreciative of, with people travelling from as far as Newcastle and Wagga Wagga to attend our clinic at Heffron Park”, Kalinda said.
Souths Cares free Holiday Clinics will return in the April School holidays and are proudly supported by Sydney Civil.