The St George Illawarra Dragons and NRL Development recently conducted their very popular school programs and visited junior rugby leagues clubs within the Shoalhaven area.

The Dragons proudly visited Jervis Bay, Sanctuary Point and Huskisson primary schools to teach important lessons concerning important health and wellbeing topics.

The Dragons used their valuable resource ‘The Best You Can Be’ school diary as well as the early childhood resilience program ‘Dusty and Friends’ to engage students in topics on hygiene, nutrition, goal setting and respect.

Both programs have received high commendation from teachers and dovetail nicely with their health education curriculum outcomes.

Dragons centre Dylan Farrell also joined staff in attending Shoalhaven High and supported their Domestic Violence program, helping to raise awareness in what is a concerning problem in our society.

In the afternoon, both Dragons Ambassador Dan Hunt and Farrell led the Dragons Back 2 Juniors initiative, visiting the Nowra Warriors and St Georges Basin Dragons, to put kids in the U11-13 divisions through their defensive and attacking paces.

This concluded with a chat as well as both photographs and autographs, allowing those in attendance to go home with big smiles!

The visit culminated in having dinner with the five local Junior Rugby League Club presidents and secretaries, talking all things rugby league and showing them our support and gratitude for all the dedication and hard work to our great game of rugby league.