The full squads from both Clubs will visit a phenomenal 34,500 students in over 100 schools throughout suburbs including Mt Druitt, Parramatta, St Clair and Erskine Park.
The players will be delivering this year’s community message of “Wellbeing”, focussing on everything from nutrition and healthy eating, to regular exercise and mental health.
Joining the Panthers and Eels in visits on Monday will be Sydney Roosters, who will visit more than 2,100 students in 13 schools throughout the Eastern Suburbs.
The Darling Downs town of Chinchilla, Queensland, will receive a visit from NRL Community Ambassadors Alan Tongue, Michael Crocker and Luke Bailey, reaching 24 schools over three days (Monday 23 – Wednesday 25 February).
NRL Community Ambassadors Nathan Merritt, Mario Fenech and Andrew Ryan will visit the New England region over three days (Monday 23 – Wednesday 25 February). The Ambassadors will see more than 5,400 students in towns including Inverell, Tingha and Bingara.
Next week will also see the Community Carnival reach Western Australia, with Rugby League legends Dallas Johnson, Terry Lamb and Steve Turner spending three days (Wednesday 25 – Friday 27 February) in Perth. The trio will visit more than 4,200 students in 10 schools and attend the launch of the 2015 Western Australia Rugby League season.
Now in its 15th year, the Community Carnival (February 2 through to February 27) is expected to reach a staggering 250,000 kids across 300 towns and 900 schools, and deliver 80 Junior League clinics.
Players are armed with teaching resources endorsed by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), which demonstrate how important nutrition, physical activity and mental health is to overall wellbeing.
Full list of Week 3 details below;
|Monday 23 February||Panthers||The full Panthers squad including Jamie Soward and Robert Jennings will visit almost 15,000 students across 52 schools in Sydney’s west.|
|Eels||The full Eels squad will visit 19,500 students across 62 schools in Sydney’s west.|
|Roosters||The Roosters will visit more than 2,100 students in 13 schools throughout the Eastern Suburbs, with players such as Mitchell Pearce and Martin Kennedy in attendance.|
|Monday 23 – Wednesday 25 February||NRL Ambassadors||Nathan Merritt, Mario Fenech, Shaun Timmins and Andrew Ryan will visit the New England region, reaching more than 5,400 students in towns including Inverell, Tingha and Bingara.|
|NRL Ambassadors||The Darling Downs town of Chinchilla, Queensland, will receive a visit from Alan Tongue, Michael Crocker and Luke Bailey, who will reach 3,000 students across 24 schools and host two Junior Rugby League clinics.|
|Tuesday 24 February||Tigers||21 Wests Tigers players will visit over 5,000 students across Balmain.|
|Wednesday 25 – Friday 27 February||NRL Ambassadors||Dallas Johnson, Terry Lamb and Steve Turner will visit more than 4,200 students in 10 schools and attend the launch of the 2015 Western Australia Rugby League season.|