Community Catch-Up | Round 22
Thursday 25 July
NAIDOC Event: Brisbane Waters Secondary College
Latrell Mitchell made a guest appearance at Brisbane Waters Secondary College, Woy Woy Campus last Monday for their NAIDOC DAY.
Over 500 students from years 7 – 9 enjoyed a NAIDOC assembly, where the students performed Aboriginal dances and delivered a traditional smoke ceremony amongst other celebrations that highlight Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, history and achievements.
Thursday 28 July
Sydney Roosters Teachers Evening
The NRL Learning Centre was the perfect setting for this year’s teachers evening, which took place before the Round 21 clash against the Brisbane Broncos.
Over 60 teachers representing 18 schools made their way to Allianz Stadium after school for an evening with CEO John Lee and the Roosters Community department to learn more about the Sydney Roosters Schools program.
John Lee opened the evening thanking the teachers for their contribution in promoting the game of rugby league and the Sydney Roosters within their school and Roosters player Jared Waerea-Hargreaves gave an insight into his injury and team preparation leading into Round 21.
The Sydney Roosters Community department and NRL Development followed with an overview of their primary and secondary school programs before the teachers broke into groups for a community workshop.
At the end of the session, the teachers made their way into the stadium to watch the Thursday night clash.
Friday 29 July
NAIDOC Event: Long Bay Correctional Facility
Roosters forward Paki Afu represented the Roosters at the local NAIDOC event at Long Bay Correction Centre last Friday.
Over 200 guests watched on as inmates delivered a smoke ceremony and performed a sequence of Aboriginal dances.
Paki presented inmates with certificates acknowledging individual efforts in Aboriginal dance before mingling with the crowd and event delegates.