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The St George Illawarra Dragons' community relief tour of the South Coast was conducted in January, 2020 with the club spending three days covering off 200 kilometres of the bushfire-ravaged area.

Since that time COVID-19 has impacted the area like most but the strength and courage of these communities continues to shine almost 12 months on.

Dragons Community recently headed back to the region to conduct schools visits in the region with the club's Best You Can Health and Wellbeing program. The quartet of staff with the assistance of local NRL development officer visited a schools in Batemans Bay, Tilba, Quaama, Bermagui, Narooma and Cobargo, with the impacts of the visit felt immediately.

Dragons NRL Women's Premiership captain Kezie Apps received numerous messages similar to this from a happy Cobargo PS student's mother.

"I just want to thank you so much for visiting Cobargo PS today. My nine-year-old has not stopped talking about it and is sleeping in his hat the Kezie signed," the message read. "Best day ever, I'm sleeping in my hat, that’s how much I love it. Pretty sure you won a few fans today."

Cobargo PS also made a special presentation to the club as a thank you for their contribution and visit in January, with a copy of 'The Day She Stole The Sun'. A story of the Cobargo bushfires in 2020 as written and illustrated by Year 5 and 6 students.

You can purchase a copy of the book at https://www.littlescribe.com/cobargo/ for $22.00 (incl. GST.) $10 goes to Cobargo Public School for every book purchased.

In addition to the school visits the club also conducted a clothing drive, which included a range of Dragons clothing which was presented to staff at the Cobargo Co-Op for distribution in the Cobargo community.

Show your support and continue the success of this program by donating to the Dragons Foundation today.

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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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