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02/12/2015

Boyd Cordner and Mayor of Waverley represent the Eastern Suburbs at Bondi Beach Public School Sports Awards

Roosters star Boyd Cordner made a guest appearance at Bondi Beach Public School’s End of Year Awards day last Wednesday.

The school hall was bustling with over 600 children from Kindergarten through to Year Six. On his arrival, the Roosters’ reigning Jack Gibson Medallist received a loud roar from the excited students and was greeted by the mayor of Waverley, Cr Sally Betts. Boyd spoke to the children on the importance of playing team sport, believing in yourself and following your dreams before presenting the students with their sports awards.

07/12/2015

Roosters Against Racism Video Conference a Big Hit

Earlier this week, the Roosters Community Department and Roosters player Omar Slaimankhel delivered the Roosters Against Racism message to Leppington Public School and Plumpton Public School from the Learning Centre Classroom at NRL Head Quarters via Video Conference. Omar shared his own stories about racism, his religion and spoke to the children about strategies to deal with racism.

07/12/2015

A day to remember for Sydney Roosters School 2 Work Students

The Roosters’ School 2 Work Students from the Central Coast made the trip to Allianz Stadium last Monday for a day with the Club as a reward for their schooling efforts and achievements.

The Sydney Roosters & NRL School 2 Work program provides Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Students with support and mentoring through their transition from high school into further education or employment.

The day began with a trip over to the training field to watch the NRL squad’s training session on Speed Work.  Head Coach Trent Robinson gave the group an insight into the Squad’s new players and Central Coast rising start Connor Watson spent some time on the sidelines chatting with the group about his  school days, junior rugby league day and making the transition from the Under 20s into the NRL training squad.

The School 2 Work students then had a “Dream, Believe, Achieve” session over at the NRL Learning Centre with Anthony Minichiello; a tailored program to help high school students define their ambitions, career goals and steps to achieve their dreams. 

The highlight of the day however, was the career talk by Sydney Roosters Head of Performance Travis Touma. Of Indigenous background, Travis shared stories about when he was a kid, his school days, tertiary education and his career in rugby league. The group had lots of questions and Travis left a lasting impression on the students.