SOUTH Sydney Rabbitohs, Penrith Panthers and Gold Coast Titans will spread the rugby league gospel around the VB Gold Group 2 region in the lead-up to the pre-season trials at Coffs Harbour's BCU International Stadium and Hastings Regional Stadium, Port Macquarie this weekend.
Part of a joint project involving Group 2 JRL clubs, ARL development officer Mike Castle and CRL staffers Graham Boland and Pat Preston, NRL players will visit 10 primary and secondary schools along the coast, attend sign-on days, conduct clinics and present prizes.
“Every child who signs up to play junior rugby league at the special events will receive a prize pack with stickers, NRL posters, a water bottle and wrist bands but they need to sign up on the day,” Preston said.
“The focus for the high schools this year is on ‘Dream – Believe – Achieve' and the program will be aimed at inspiring senior students to reach their full potential in all aspects of life.”
Preston said the primary schools campaign would focus on accepting others, no matter your background or where you are from.
A full list of places to catch up with the NRL players will be in the Coffs Coast Advocate on Wednesday.