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Youth Leadership Summit Ambassador role goes to Dragons representative

The Dragons are proud to announce that the Youth Leadership Ambassador role for 2019 has gone to the Dragons representative for the second year in a row.

The NRL School to Work Program (S2W) is an education and employment program that utilises the positive profile of the game of Rugby League to support and encourage young Indigenous Australians to complete their schooling and successfully transition into further education or employment.

Each year four students from each NRL Club enrolled in the School to Work program are selected to attend the NRL All Stars Indigenous Youth Leadership Summit. Students are selected to attend the week-long summit as a result of the outstanding effort they have put into their school work, attendance, attitude, willingness to learn and recommendations from their teachers.

While at the Youth Leadership Summit students compete for the honor of being the Indigenous Youth Leadership Summit Ambassador. For the past two years this prestigious title has been awarded to St George Illawarra Dragons representatives.

The competition was strong this year but Wollongong High School of Performing Arts student, Zipporah Corser-Anu, representing St George Illawarra Dragons was awarded the title of NRL All Stars Indigenous Youth Leadership Summit Ambassador. This is the second year in a row that a St George Illawarra Dragons representative has been successful in securing this title. In 2018 Nowra High School student, Maya Wills took out the competition.

The Ambassador role gives the students an opportunity to be involved in promoting the Youth Summit to future students, build a strong network and further develop their leadership skills. Maya has enjoyed representing the NRL throughout the year to promote the Summit to other young Indigenous students and is looking forward to handing the reigns over to Zipporah.

Acknowledgement of Country

St George Illawarra Dragons respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples, where our games are played, our programs are conducted and in the communities we support.

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