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By Mary Maidiotis

The St George Illawarra Dragons Community department and the NRL Development team travelled to Ulladulla and Batemans Bay recently to conduct a series of Dragons Health and Wellbeing assemblies.

Assemblies were held at Milton Public School, St Marys Star of the Sea Milton and Batemans Bay Public School, delivering key social messages by encouraging students to build healthy lifestyles and make positive choices.

In addition, Milton Public School students in K-2 engaged in a classroom reading of the Dusty and Friends resource.

Dragons 243 first-grade game legend and NRL Ambassador Matt Cooper joined the team on the trip down the coast sharing his very own insights on health and wellbeing during his time playing and in his current role as an NRL Ambassador.

Cooper, Dragons NYC young gun Blake Lawrie, local NRL Development Officer Matt Cross, and Dragons Community Officer Adam Bezzina also spent time at Batemans Bay Tigers Junior Rugby League training, catching up with a few of the very excited teams, coaches and parents on hand.