The St George Illawarra Dragons continued their 'Back 2 Juniors' campaign which saw players from the first-grade and NYC teams visit another 15 Junior Clubs as a way to give back to the community on Tuesday.
The Dragons visited Junior Clubs across their extensive catchment areas of St George, Illawarra and the South Coast which saw 26 NRL players visiting 15 Clubs.
This included captain Ben Creagh visiting Wests Illawarra (Illawarra), New Zealand International Jason Nightingale visiting his junior club Renown United (St George), NSW Origin players Josh Dugan visiting the Kingsgrove Colts (St George) and Trent Merrin visiting Gerringong Lions (South Coast).
Furthermore, these NRL players were joined by extensive members of the NYC Under 20’s squad many of whom returning to their junior clubs. Back 2 Juniors visits also been conducted at Jamberoo Superoos and Tullimbar Titans since the initial visits on June 16
These visits are part of a new initiative called the Dragons Back 2 Juniors Program which will see players visiting Junior Clubs throughout the Dragons catchment area simultaneously.
The Dragons have a total of 38 Junior Clubs within their catchment areas and plan to visit all the remaining Junior Clubs in a continued wave of visits.