Australian Jillaroo Simaima Taufa will have an impact at the Sydney Roosters in more ways than one.
Simaima, an Australian and NSW representative, has signed with the Roosters as a marquee player in the inaugural NRL Holden Women's Premiership.
Not only will Simaima play a starring role in the playing squad, she has also begun work with the Roosters Community team in the role of Community Projects Officer.
Simaima said she was happy to be a part of the Roosters family.
"Being part of the Community team is something I'm excited about. Being able to pass on what I've learnt through the years is something I'm passionate about.
"I'm looking forward to getting out in the community and working to make a positive difference."
Simaima recently joined Club legend Anthony Minichiello to visit Glenmore Road Public School in Paddington to help students in their final session of the Integrated Literacy and Numeracy Program.
The program involved students learning basic skills of rugby league such as scoring tries, dodging, playing the ball as well as passing.
As part of the program, each week the students would read a chapter of the "Bluey and Reddy book" and would put those skills into practise during each session.
Sydney Roosters Community Manager Catherine Dawson said she was happy to have Simaima as part of the Community team.
"Simaima will bring her passion for rugby league to our school programs and junior clinics and we are very much excited to have her onboard. She will be a great asset to our team.
"She has a wealth of information on fitness and health from her playing career, and the kids love her, so it's the perfect match!"
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