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Adelaide Community Blitz!

The Sydney Roosters Community Team made the most of their time in Adelaide with numerous engaging activities and clinics.

The local Adelaide Rugby League community experienced a host of activities including primary and secondary school visits, Roosters Respect Carnivals, Junior Rugby League Clinics and NRL State of Mind presentation.


The Roosters went back to school in Adelaide by visiting over 3,000 local primary and secondary students promoting messages of Wellbeing and Respect. Key messages of exercise, hydration, nutrition and sleep were endorsed by Club Ambassador Anthony Minichiello and NRLW Captain Simaima Taufa.

Following the school visits, over 70 Junior Rugby League players enjoyed a clinic hosted by Club Legend Anthony Minichiello at the City Touch Fields.

In addition to school visits and clinics, Taufa, as an NRL State of Mind Advocate joined NRL Ambassador Clinton Toopi at the Central Districts Rugby League Club increase Rugby League Players understanding of mental health and connect the rugby league community with headspace.


The program, which has been developed in partnership with Lifeline, Kids Helpline, headspace and the Black Dog Institute, aims to use the Game’s reach, profile, Clubs and players to reduce stigma around mental illness. Over 30 current senior Rugby League club managers and coaches attended the presentation that aimed to educate and inform the Rugby League community.