Knights out and about in community
Monday 11 February 2013 11:48 AM
As part of the NRL’s Community Carnival, the Newcastle Knights visited eight primary schools in the Hunter Region last week.
Darius Boyd, Chris Houston, Siuatonga and Toka Likiliki, Peter and Chanel Mata’utia and Beau Scott travelled to Kurri Kurri on Tuesday.
While Nev Costigan, Adrian Davis, Anthony Quinn, Robbie Rochow, Korbin Sims, Jeremy Smith and Will Smith spent Thursday in Singleton.
Over the past month, players across the NRL have visited over 82,000 students in more than 340 schools across four countries.
During the Knights’ school visits, the players encouraged involvement in rugby league and supported the NRL’s Community Carnival theme, Tackle Bullying.
The Knights held assemblies, signed autographed and even played a fun game of football against Maitland Public School.
Meanwhile, in camp for the Indigenous and NRL All Stars, coach Wayne Bennett and players Aku Uate, Willie Mason and Timana Tahu spent last week in Brisbane taking part in a wide range on community activities.
Early in the week the teams visited flood-affected Ipswich where they educated young kids on how to prevent bullying.
The players also spent time at WhiteWater world with young Indigenous students before heading to the Learn Earn Legend! Careers and Employment Expo and All Stars Community Festival on Friday night.
"I had heard All Stars week is one of the more exciting weeks of the year and I really enjoyed it,” Knights forward Willie Mason said.
“There isn’t too much pressure and we are doing a lot of community work which is fun.”
The Knights will continue their community work on the road over the next two weeks, when they spend ten days split between Coffs Harbour and Tamworth.