The St George Illawarra Dragons have had another productive year with many key highlights throughout 2015!
Dragons Community’s mission statement is ‘to have a positive impact’ and as shown in the below highlights many positive impacts have been made with many more not included here.
NRL Club Community Program of the Year, presented by AAMI.
Recognises a NRL Club that has positively impacted the broader community by delivering exceptional health, education and welfare programs across Australia and New Zealand
The Dragons teamed up with the Disability Trust and the Illawarra and South Coast Junior Rugby Leagues to create an all-inclusive environment for children and youth aged 12-23 living with various levels of disability.
Rationalisation and Alignment of Dragons Community.
Our players, both NRL and NYC spent a total of 6184 hours in the community.
NRL Players: 1,484hrs
NYC Trainees: 1,600hrs
Teachers’ Aides: 3,100hrs
Dragons supported local charities and associations to the tune of approx. $191,000.
This includes the value of donated items ($80,500) and monies raised from Dragons Community initiatives ($110,500)
Little Dragons Memberships
Our new membership campaign welcomed 2,072 new junior players to cheer on the Red V
Mini Players: 744
Mod Players: 972
International Players: 356
In Term 1 of 2015 alone we were able to visit 112 schools which was a fantastic effort considering a total of 956 schools were visited across Australia and New Zealand.
That is, we made contact with over 30,000 students out of the 255,000 covered by the entire NRL.
Our total junior registrations in 2015 were 6279 players across Illawarra, South Coast Group 7 and St George Junior Leagues.
In 2015, Dragons, with the support of NRLD conducted 47 gala days