Too often, the good elements of the game unnoticed among player disrepute, off-field incidents or other factors but we are here to help combat that. 

In a new weekly article every Wednesday, we intend to highlight six occasions in which clubs or their players have immersed themselves within a community for its betterment and to help spread good times.

Sharks players show support for NRL Wheelchair ‘Come and Try’ 

On the back of the recent World Cup in the UK, wheelchair rugby league has seen an uptick and several Cronulla Sharks players mingled with people of different ages, genders and abilities in Engadine.

The players worked also worked alongside Liam Luff, a member of the Australian Skyring Wheelaroos. Luff himself is a Sharks fan.

To register or to find out more, go to the WRL Facebook page at NSW Wheelchair Rugby League | Facebook or the NRL Wheelchair website at

Titans Together Turns Three!

The charitable arm of the Gold Coast Titans organisation celebrated its birthday as it continues to raise money and awareness for those areas and people that need it most.

Last year, they were able to raise funds for victims affected by the floods in Northern NSW, disaster relief for Tonga after it was hit by a volcano and tsunami, as well as supporting charities and fundraisers across the country.

Most importantly, their efforts have not gone unnoticed with club CEO Steve Mitchell explaining that the program has tripled in size since its inception.

“In the years since the launch, our programs have almost tripled in size, including the launch of our Deadly Futures program in Casino, NSW for the first time ever,” Mitchell said.

Eels annual School Blitz

Rugby league clinics, speeches from current players and giving advice to what could be the next generation of players has now become a regular thing for the Parramatta Eels.

Speaking to students across 42 schools in Parramatta, Kellyville, Seven Hills, Cabramatta, Fairfield and many other areas, the Eels continue to show that they mean business when it comes to their heartlands.

Engaging with the students, chatting with them, taking photos and providing advice were just some of the things on the agenda throughout the program.

Dragons Wollongong Blitz

Conducting a school blitz of their own across 12 schools was the Dragons, who focused primarily on the Wollongong region.

Students mingled with players, engaged in drills and games, were given advice and leadership, and were able to experience some of the things NRL players go through day-to-day.

For many of the players, they would have been in similar positions when they were younger, so the memories were fresh in their minds.

Raiders annual School Blitz

Not confined to just one team, the Raiders were another team to conduct their annual school blitz across Canberra and Queanbeyan.

Like the Eels and the Dragons, players mingled with students, gave advice, participated in drills and games, and had a chance to meet some of the stars they watch on TV.

Autographs were on the menu, as well as plenty of photos.

Tigers join Road to Regions

Road to Regions kicks off this week, a program that sees current and former NRL and NRLW players take part in community visits over the next two months across Australia and in New Zealand.

The Tigers have been involved before as they head to Tamworth and Gunnedah on Tuesday, with the primary objective being to make rugby league communities stronger and ensure their success within the game.

Botille Vette-Welsh, one of the NRLW players present, is also the Wests Tigers Community Engagement Coordinator, so events like this excite her.

I love being involved in game development activities like this,” said Vette-Welsh.

“It means a lot to the communities in regional areas, and they really get behind it.”

By ricky

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