Schools, Junior Rugby League clubs and NRL players are all warming up to the 2014 Rugby League season. While summer temperatures are still the norm, school is back and registrations are open for schools and teams wanting to play Rugby League.
This week the Cronulla district hosted NRL Game Development staff spreading the Tackle Bullying message as part of the annual Community Carnival. Paul Gallen, Todd Carney and Beau Ryan were among the players who visited schools promoting the “Five steps to Tackle Bullying”. Students are advised to:
– Stand strong
– Stay calm
– Respond confidently
– Walk away
– Report if they do experience bullying.
It is hoped the current campaign can assist teachers and sports teams deal with the serious issue of bullying and preparing children to look out for each other. As Junior League clubs continue their recruitment drives, NRL players also spoke to schools about the benefits of playing any sport, but particularly Rugby League. At Oyster Bay Public School nearly thirty players from Como Jannali and Sutherland Loftus United Junior League clubs shared their stories with Sharks players after the official assembly presentation. The young players agreed that making friends was easily the best part of playing in a team.
Backyard League programs, League 9s, Girls Rugby League and Touch Football events are all again on the agenda for local regions in 2014 as NRL Development Officers set up their calendars.
We look forward the season ahead and will report on this site as events and programs occur.
Best wishes to all clubs as they prepare for 2014 kick off.