The annual Community Carnival event is part of the Game’s commitment to making a positive difference in the community and a time to speak out on key social issues.
Rugby League’s Community Carnival inspires children to lead healthy and active lives and to embrace Australians of all cultural backgrounds, as well as providing a focus for the tens of thousands of hours that NRL clubs and players dedicate each year to helping those in need.
2014 will mark the 14th year of Community Carnival and will see NRL Players and NRL Ambassadors take part in a broad range of community visits including speaking with students at schools, visiting hospitals and conducting Rugby League clinics.
Results from the 2013 Community Carnival include:
• 200,000 kids seen
• 50,000kms travelled (across Australia, NZ, Tonga and Samoa)
• 400 players from all 16 NRL clubs
• 4 countries
• 27 days
• Players also delivered 25,000 anti-bullying banner pens, 10,000 water bottles, 3200 bags, pencil cases and stationery sets, 30,000 wrist bands and 150,000 player and ambassador cards.
Stay tuned for the 2014 Community Carnival locations - we could be coming to a town near you!