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The St George Illawarra Dragons National Youth Competition team will host the South Sydney Rabbitohs in their Charity Shield encounter at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Saturday.

Young Dragons Co-Head Coaches Ben Hornby and Dean Young have named a 21-man squad for their final hit-out ahead of the new season.

1. Matt Dufty
2. Issac Thompson
3. Brent Anderson
4. Sitiveni Moceidreke
5. Rowland Kotobalvu
6. Drew Hutchison
7. Adam Clune
8. Addin Fonua-Blake
9. Hayden McRae
10. Harry Stewart
11. Wes Lolo
12. Andrew McCarthy
13. Hame Sele
14. Vincent Stowers
15. Euan Aitken
16. Jack Kavanagh
17. Thomas Freebairn
18. Shannon Crook
19. Jack Bird
20. Luciano Leilua
21. Brody Rigg

The Charity Shield began in 1982 and so too did the tradition of supporting local charities and causes. In 2014 proceeds from the Charity Shield will support three charities from within the Dragons Community program – The St.George Foundation, St George and Wollongong Public Hospitals.

Dragons Community was first established in 2008 and aims to have a positive impact on people’s lives within our community, which stretches from Kogarah in the north to Batemans Bay in the south.

Dragons Community currently runs more than 32 different programs across its eight pillars:
Women & Girls
Grassroots Rugby League

The St.George Foundation was founded in 1990 by St.George Bank, also the major partner of the St George Illawarra Dragons.

Over the past 24 years the Foundation has raised more than $20 million to support physically, socially and economically disadvantaged kids across Australia.

Ticketing Information

Tickets for the 2014 Charity Shield are now on sale to the general public through Ticketek.

For further information or to purchase tickets please click here.

Community Visits

Dragons players Gerard Beale, Kyle Stanley and Yaw Kiti Glymin will visit the St George Hospital visiting sick children and those in need on Tuesday, February 18 and will subsequently visit Wollongong Hospital in the upcoming weeks.

Additionally, Dragons captain Ben Creagh and Brett Morris “turned the first soil” in the development of ‘Luke’s Place’ – an inclusive playspace for children in the Illawarra on Friday, February 7.

The establishment of this playground was made possible by several generous contributions including a $25,000 grant from St George Foundation, one of the Dragons official charity partners, to the Touched by Olivia Foundation who have built a similar playspace for children in North Rocks, Sydney.

Jersey Auction

The Club will auction off their player-worn jerseys on the night with all proceeds going directly to both hospitals.

The auction will commence directly after the final whistle on Saturday, February 22 (7.00pm) and close on Thursday, February 27 (9.00pm).

Acknowledgement of Country

St George Illawarra Dragons respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples, where our games are played, our programs are conducted and in the communities we support.

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