St Marys Rugby League Club President Warren Smith OAM, along with Directors and Staff accept the 2019 John Knipe Award at the National Conference Banquet in November.
Centre – Leagues Clubs Australia Patron Ken Arthurson & St Marys Rugby League Club President Warren Smith OAM.
KOKODA YOUTH LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE
Now in its 7th year, St Marys Rugby League Club has sponsored 14 local students to participate in the Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge.
BROWN PAPER BAG PROJECT
St Marys Rugby League Club is now the proud sponsor of the Saints Brown Paper Bag project. Christ Mission Possible works with local schools to identify children who do not have access to a nutritious recess snack and lunch. Over 2,000 home-style lunch packs consisting of a sandwich, fruit, muesli bar and a juice are delivered to schools each week. Reports suggest that participating children have better attendance, grades are up and the child’s behaviours have improved dramatically.
SCHOOL RUGBY LEAGUE DEVELOPMENT
We have assisted several Schools with their participation and rugby league development programs. We have also supported the Schools with jerseys, equipment and resources. The Schools that have recently received jerseys and equipment are:
• Cambridge Park High School • Chifley College Senior Campus • Colyton Public School• Hassall Grove Public School• Crawford Public School• Hambledon Public School• Whalan Public School• Plumpton Public School
DISTRICT RUGBY LEAGUE DEVELOPMENT
This year the St Marys Rugby League Club Board very kindly created a budget to assist other Rugby League Clubs in the Penrith district with equipment and resources.
• Colyton Colts: St Marys Rugby League Club purchased training and equipment. • NSW Push and Power Rugby League. St Marys Rugby League Club purchased rugby league jerseys for the six-team competition. • Clontarf Foundation: Provided a sporting grant to the students and staff of the Mt Druitt schools sector of the Clontarf Foundation
COUNTRY / COASTAL RUGBY LEAGUE DEVELOPMENT
The St Marys Rugby League Club Board has again continued to support rugby league in the country towns of Condobolin, Gundagai and Mossvale. In 2018, the St Marys Junior Rugby League Executive resolved to branch the regional rugby league support and form new relationships with the Ulludulla and Swansea Junior Rugby League Clubs. Funding is directed towards the Club’s on-field clothing, consisting of jerseys, shirts and socks for all teams within each of the country clubs.