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Sharks go 'virtual' for NRL Community Blitz

The Sharks delivered the NRL’s Community Blitz via video technology earlier this week, with NRL stars Shaun Johnson, Chad Townsend and Matt Moylan presenting the program to local area schools.

With the ‘virtual blitz’ conducted by NRL Development personnel with the assistance of Johnson, Moylan and Townsend, presented the League Stars Wellbeing program, which this year focussed on Resilience and Gratitude.

Key topics covered in the session included; What is Resilience? The importance of a support network? And what is gratitude?

The players also participated in the ‘Highs and Lows’ activity games and using a football, six students were selected for two timed activity games. The aim of the game was to improve communication and teamwork amongst the participants, while also focussing on grip, passing and catching skills.

The three Sharks stars then answered questions from the students, sharing some of the values, experiences and lessons that have inspired them to build up their resilience and just as importantly that have helped their teams become successful.

As an example, Johnson spoke of his current Achilles injury and the resilience he has needed to recover with his aim to return to the playing field later in the 2021 season.

Following the NRL Community Blitz presentation, schools will be given access to the slides and teacher resource.