Sharks in the Community
Friday 19 July 2013 2:59 PM
The Sharks continued their Community involvement this week with junior league visits taking place at the St John Bosco and Engadine Dragons clubs.
On Tuesday it was Chris Heighington and Bryce Gibbs who dropped by the Bosco junior league club, with the pair conducting a fun footy talk before taking part in some drills, signing autographs then joining the boys for a post-training barbeque.
On Wednesday evening it was much of the same at the Engadine Dragons, with Stewart Mills, Jon Green and Isaac De Gois interacting with the young Dragons players before spending some time with the Disability team which is co-ordinated by club identity Graham Wagner.
The Sharks players focused on passing and running drills with the Dragons Disability team and then participated in an impromptu game.
Then on Thursday, Jonathan Wright spent 2.5 hours with Corrective Services at Long Bay Jail mentoring indigenous prisoners.
Wright joined in some traditional indigenous activities including didgeridoo playing, dancing and art. His interaction with the indigenous prisoners runs in the family, with Wright’s father helping to run and coordinate similar types of programs across NSW.
In examples of his outstanding character and community spirit, Wright’s passion for indigenous youth development and mentoring was also evident the previous week with his support of NAIDOC Week celebrations and through his on going work with the Mission Australia program at Endeavor Sports High School.
While coming up this weekend, Ricky Leutele and Anthony Tupou will be at the finish line of the Sutherland to Surf community fun run on Sunday morning where they are joining forces with Sharks corporate partner Fitness First from 9am-10am.
The Sharks boys will be in the Fitness First marquee at or near the finishing line at Wanda Surf Club.
Next week the Sharks will continue with their community activities highlighted by another junior league visit, this time to the St Patrick’s club on Tuesday.