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The Sharks will be out and about visiting local schools in the Sutherland Shire once again in 2015 as a part of the annual Community Carnival which sees Sharks NRL players along with NRL Game Development Officers spreading positive healthy living messages and promoting the sport of rugby league.

Scheduled for February 9 next year, the Community Carnival will see the Sharks visit more than 20 schools and interact with over 6,000 students, all in the one day.

Schools can register their interest now in having the Sharks drop by for what is a half-hour session involving an educational-type presentation on WELLBEING and key healthy living messages relating to Physical Activity, Nutrition and Mental Wellness.

The presentation will highlight regular physical activity and good nutrition are key contributors to mental wellness, with young people who live lifestyles where diet and exercise are a priority enjoying improved mental health.

The Sharks will also promote and encourage participation in activities such as Junior Rugby League and other physical activities that can further enhance overall well-being by giving young people a place to belong, creating positive relationships and providing a sense of connectedness. This will be demonstrated later in the afternoon from 4.30pm at Waratah Oval, Sutherland through a 'Come & Try Clinic' involving the Sharks players.

The focus will be to inspire children to be active and eat well, while the program also includes an online interactive game which engages and encourages primary school aged students to build healthy lifestyles and make positive choices.

The presentations are best suited towards a school assembly-type set up. Two Sharks NRL squad members and a Sharks representative or NRL Game Development Officer will visit each school.

Included in the Community Carnival visit the Sharks will distribute prizes and giveaways including school sticker sheets, pens, PLAYNRL wristbands, branded water bottles and posters.

To book the time that best suits, schools are encouraged to contact NRL and Sharks Game Development Officer Matt Tope at [email protected]. Morning and afternoon sessions are available.

Contact the Sharks now and have the Sharks visit your local school in February next year.


* Please note only school principals and/or sports coordinators are to make contact.

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