Rugby League More ‘AWARE’ of Welfare & Education Than Ever Before
An initiative called ‘NRL Aware’ which has been developed and run by the NRL Welfare and Education arm of Rugby League, will see more than 4,000 players from right across the elite pathway taking part in online knowledge based education modules, before they can compete is season 2015.
The purpose is to educate all stakeholders from the elite pathway, including players, staff and officials, ensuring they have a certain base level of knowledge of their obligations and responsibilities outside of the playing arena. From Junior Representative Teams, to second tier NSW Cup Teams and even through to NRL players and officials, all stakeholders will be required to complete the education modules with a certain level of success.
‘Not only do the online education modules give the reader the information, it ensures the person retains and understands that information’ explained Newtown Jets’ General Manager Stuart McCarthy.
Topics included in the online education modules included: Alcohol, Gambling, Social Media, Respectful Relations and Illicit and Performance Enhancing Drugs.
‘It’s a great way of helping the players and staff fully understand their responsibilities and obligations to the game outside of the playing field and I think it’s a real necessity in this day and age’ said McCarthy.
The Jets are excited to be involved in the program and are looking forward to the extra Welfare and Education Support provided to them by the NSWRL.