What's On In Community: Season 2015 Wrap-Up

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.

  • Project Engage

    • Rationalisation and Alignment of Dragons Community.

  • Community Work

    • 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

  • Charitable Support

    • 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

  • School Visits

    • 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.

  • Registrations

    • Our total junior registrations in 2015 were 6279 players across Illawarra, South Coast Group 7 and St George Junior Leagues. 

  • Gala Days

    • In 2015, Dragons, with the support of NRLD conducted 47 gala days