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For Ando: Roosters Unite to Support Head of Recruitment

The Sydney Roosters have proudly rallied around Head of Recruitment Daniel Anderson in his recovery from a catastrophic spinal cord injury.  

Anderson, who joined the Roosters after coaching stints at the Parramatta Eels and New Zealand Warriors, as well as the St Helens Saints, was bodysurfing at Soldier’s Beach on the Central Coast when he went into cardiac arrest after being dumped by a wave.

Face to Face | Daniel Anderson

A well-loved Club figure known for his witty sense of humour, Anderson is slowly continuing his rehabilitation for incomplete quadriplegia at the Royal Rehabilitation Centre in Ryde.

The Daniel Anderson Fund has been created to assist in providing ongoing financial assistance, allow intensive physiotherapy and help purchase essential equipment as well as home modifications.

Trent Robinson says now is a really important time to rally around his first ever footy coach and high school maths teacher, who needs the support of others now more than ever.

We’ve got to get behind him and help him because he’s delivered a lot to rugby league over many generations.

Trent Robinson

“It’s hard for him, because we feel sorry for him but he doesn’t feel sorry for himself,” Robinson said.

“He does need our help but it’s hard for him to say I need that helping hand.”

The Sydney Roosters Round 25 clash with the Parramatta Eels will headline the ‘Daniel Anderson Round’ announced by the NRL yesterday as one of many fundraising initiatives to support the former coach.

To find out how you can contribute to the Daniel Anderson Support Fund, visit

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