The Newcastle Knights NRL School to Work Program (S2W) is an education and employment program that utilises the positive profile of the game of Rugby League to support and encourage young Indigenous Australians to complete their schooling and successfully transition into further education or employment.
S2W provides young Indigenous Australians with work experience, mentoring and leadership opportunities that lead to a successful outcome.
The S2W Program is backed by an exceptional team of NRL players, Clubs, staff, community, government and business supporters.
Four students currently enrolled in the Knights’ School to Work program have been selected to attend the 2019 NRL All Stars Indigenous Youth Leadership Summit in Melbourne.
The summit coincides with what will be a modern tribal showcase of First Nations players proudly representing their cultures - Australian Indigenous All-Stars V New Zealand Maori Kiwis on Friday 15 February 2019.
The students were selected to attend the week-long summit as a result of the outstanding effort they have put into their school work, attendance, attitude, willingness to learn and recommendations from their teachers.
The students and their Project Officers were presented with a Knights club polo by players Jesse Ramien, Edrick Lee and Connor Watson.