In the news: Inspirational Gavet helping change lives

There’s been no shortage of interest in our boys this week.

The nib Newcastle Knights attracted plenty of media attention and we’ve pulled together some of it in case you missed it.

GAVET GIVES BACK

Rugby league players often attract negative headlines, but James Gavet and the nib Newcastle Knights are working hard to change that.

In a revealing feature with The Daily Telegraph’s Nick Walshaw, Gavet has spoken about his troubled teenage years and how he’s using his experiences to try and change another’s life for the better.

Using his profile as a professional athlete, the prop is mentoring a teen who has found himself in some trouble.

"I know that feeling of thinking nobody is going through what you are," Gavet told The Telegraph.

"I know if you really want someone to open up, you have to go out on that same limb. Show your vulnerability." 

Kate Habberfield from NBN News also shared the story.

Gavet spends his days off acting as a mentor as part of the kick-off program.

The program is supported by nib who invested $10,000 to launch the initiative.

“These are kids who have given up listening to the police or their parents,” nib CEO Mark Fitzgibbon said.

“With this kind of intervention, perhaps it may just keep them out of jail.”