The NRL’s ‘Tackle Bullying’ campaign will be the focus of the 2014 Community Carnival, with the Sharks set to visit over 5,500 students across 16 Sutherland Shire schools next week in spreading the important messages.

Packed with educational resources developed in partnership with the Australian Catholic University (ACU), up to 30 Sharks NRL squad members will be joined by NRL Development Officers in delivering the program to both primary and secondary schools.

The school visits will kick off with Wade Graham, Sam Tagataese and David Fifita dropping into Cronulla High School at 8.45am in the morning, while Kurnell Public School will be amongst the last destinations with Todd Carney and Jeff Robson pushing the message later in the afternoon at around 2.30pm.

The Sharks NRl squad members will speak to children, teachers and parents about empowering students and coping with difficult social situations.

The Sharks will also visit schools in the Christchurch area in New Zealand delivering similar anti-bullying’ messages in the days leading up to the NRL Nines tournament being played in Auckland on February 15-16.