On Thursday evening, skipper Anthony Minichiello was joined by Boyd Cordner, Mitchell Aubusson and Aidan Guerra as they descended on Bondi United to assist with their junior training session. Over 150 children enjoyed spending time and learning from their favourite stars, with the four boys moving around each age group giving a helping hand to Bondis junior coaches as they groomed the next generation of Tricolours.
Meanwhile, on the same evening, Martin Kennedy, Lama Tasi, Tautau Moga and Frank-Paul Nuuausala made their way to Kensington Oval to enthuse Paddington Tigers junior s at their weekly training session
With the blessing of the under 9s Coach, Martin Kennedy took over their training session with inspiring leadership. The Roosters Prop ran skilled based games with team mate Lama Tasi, including the always popular Bullrush, with the kids whilst the currently injured Moga and and FPN paired up to deliver defensive drills.
On Friday it was the turn of our Kiwi contingent, with former Clovelly Crocodiles junior Shaun Kenny-Dowall taking good mates Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck to his former stomping ground, Burrows Park, to lend a helping a hand.
With Kenny-Dowall taking over the defensive drills and Roger assisting the young Crocs with their attack, it was left to the King of the Kids, JWH to light up the Clovelly session with some games for all the kids.
Last but by no means least 2013 recruits Sam Moa and Luke ODonnell joined vice-captain Jake Friend at Queens Park to spend time with St Charles.
The Roosters Trio started off the session with St Charles under 6s and 7s, taking part in drills and guiding the next generation of Roosters through their session to pass down the experience that the three NRL stars have gained over years at the top level of the game.
To round out the session, the Roosters stars distributed and signed team posters and spoke to the youngsters about their journey in becoming a Roosters player in a quick Q&A from Roosters staff.