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In continuing the good work done the Sharks in the local community, Sam Tagataese was on hand yesterday to share his stories and experiences with a Polynesian youth group at the Endeavour Sports High School.

Facilitated in conjunction with Sutherland PCYC, the ‘Island Time’ program run out of school is a leadership initiative to help empower Polynesian young people to change their behaviours, and be positive role models to their peers.

The program focuses on goal setting, responsible behaviour, being a leader and the importance of education.

Throughout the course of the program, the group of students were involved in a host of activities, including and 18km hike, a PATHE (Pasifika Achievement to higher education) workshop, and a visit to Rugby League Central.  

Tagataese, in a culmination of the program, attended to reflect on the previous eight weeks of time and effort the students had shared, and to deliver his own tales over his career.

"It's a great program and one that I was proud to be a part of. It's a really encouraging initiative and one that aims to help these kids make changes in their community," Tagataese said.

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Acknowledgement of Country

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 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 Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.