If you thought the Roosters did well on-field this season, they matched their efforts off-field by immersing themselves within their Eastern Suburbs, Central Coast and Adelaide communities.

The players clocked up 725 appearances in 2017, devoting close to 1,800 hours in the community.

There were plenty of highlights over the 2017 season and we have selected the standout community stories.

Luke Ricketson Cup

The annual Luke Ricketson Cup was held midway through the Season in 2017.

It’s an all day rugby league tournament run for students in years 4-6 from local schools within the Eastern Suburbs.

Taking place at Centennial Park, the local teams battled it out in hopes of making it through to the State Finals.

Students from St Charles, St Brigid’s and Kincoppal-Rose Bay were treated to a visit from Luke Ricketson himself alongside Roosters first grade squad member Brock Gray.

With player appearances, goodie bags and prizes distributed at the conclusion of the event, all participants went home with smiles on their faces

All teams displayed excellent sportsmanship and impressive skills, but Kincoppal-Rose Bay came out on top in the junior division.

St Brigid’s were crowned champions of the seniors divisions and went on to represent the Roosters in the State Championships in August.