Rabbitohs Supporting Bush Footy In 2018

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Updated: October 13, 2017

The Rabbitohs will be arriving in Mudgee mid-week to conduct a number of community activities in the lead up to the game in conjunction with Souths Cares and Mid-Western Regional Council, and the NSW Indigenous under 16s team will play the Queensland Indigenous under 16s side in the curtain raiser to the Charity Shield.

2018 Rabbitohs Ticketed Members will have general admission tickets to the Charity Shield included in their packages, as well as more reciprocal games in Sydney than ever before in their Membership packages in 2018 once the upcoming NRL draw has been announced.

The Rabbitohs are also putting together a fantastic travel package for the game which will see transport, accommodation, hospitality and game tickets, winery and sightseeing tours, and ticketing to the Mudgee Race Day on the Sunday included as part of the package.

Keep an eye on www.rabbitohs.com.au for more information regarding tickets on sale dates, Members pre-sales and discounts for the Charity Shield, information on Member access to the game and information on the travel and hospitality packages.

This is only the second time since the Charity Shield’s inception in 1982 that the game has been taken outside of Sydney with the 2018 match dovetailing into the NRL’s overall strategy to take more games to regional New Souths Wales centres such as Mudgee.

Glen Willow Regional Sports Stadium has capacity for 10,000 Members and supporters and has hosted City Origin vs Country Origin and NRL Premiership matches in recent years.

Rabbitohs CEO and Souths Cares Director Blake Solly is excited about the opportunities the Charity Shield opens up for both the Rabbitohs and Souths Cares, as well as the games in Cairns and Gosford.

“Everyone knows the Rabbitohs and Dragons have broad appeal well outside of both clubs’ traditional catchment areas and it’s one reason why the Mid-Western Regional Council pushed so hard for the Charity Shield to be taken to Glen Willow Regional Sporting Stadium next year,” Mr Solly said.

“It’s also why we have been so successful over the years when taking games to Perth, Cairns and Gosford. Our Members are everywhere and it’s great to see the Rabbitohs brand extending outside of Sydney to cater for the support we enjoy all around the country.

“The Charity Shield has a great history of supporting charities and the money raised through taking this game to Mudgee will go a long way to meeting the $150,000 commitment the Rabbitohs have made to Souths Cares in 2018.

“It will also greatly enhance the work of Souths Cares which already does a wonderful job in supporting disadvantaged and marginalised youth through the organisation’s programs.

“With no Country vs City match in 2018, we’re supportive of the NRL’s move to provide more games to people in regional New South Wales. All NRL clubs have an obligation to ensure that Rugby League outside of Sydney is strong. A number of Rabbitohs players, including Greg Inglis, Angus Crichton, Cody Walker, Damien Cook, Kyle Turner, Braidon Burns and Dean Britt have progressed through to the NRL from country areas.

“Taking games to the bush and allowing kids to meet their heroes will ensure the opportunities for young country-based players to progress through to the NRL continue.

“Our Ticketed Members will still have access to the Charity Shield and Central Coast match as part of their Membership,  and we encourage them to make a weekend of it and see what central west New South Wales and the Central Coast has to offer..

“We have also worked very hard to get more access to NRL games in Sydney, home and away, through our reciprocal agreements in 2018 and I’m sure our Members will see greater value in their Membership in 2018 when the full draw is released next week.

“We’ll be doing our best to put on a great show for the people of Mudgee, Cairns and Gosford and the sporting public in the surrounding area, as well as raising some much needed funds and awareness for the work being done by Souths Cares, particularly at the Charity Shield.”

Mayor of Mid-Western Regional Council Des Kennedy said Mudgee’s world class facility has successfully hosted premiership games, most recently the final Country vs City Origin before a crowd of more than 8,300 in May this year.

“We’re extremely excited to partner with the South Sydney Rabbitohs, the St. George Illawarra Dragons and the NRL to bring the 2018 and 2019 Charity Shield Match to the region.

“It shows the NRL’s faith in our world class facility that is arguably the best regional stadium in NSW.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for fans in Regional NSW to not only watch these athletes live but meet them face-to-face and I have no doubt the community will once again support these games as they have done in the past.”

NRL CEO, Todd Greenberg, said: “I want to thank the Clubs involved for working with us on delivering this positive result for the game in regional areas but also the local councils, community groups and our government partners for being so enthusiastic about hosting Rugby League matches.

“It will be great to see so many people in regional areas being able to witness the best of Rugby League up close in 2018.”

Souths Cares

Souths Cares is an independent not-for-profit public benevolent institution, established to support the local community and address social need across the South Sydney region. Its charter is to support disadvantaged and marginalised youth and their families through the delivery of capacity building programs addressing education, training, health and employment needs.

Souths Cares was created to meet demand from community and government for strong, robust and transparent community programs that leverage the popularity of Rugby League and the Rabbitohs across the South Sydney region.

Souths Cares utilises the Rabbitohs NRL and NYC Squad’s along with staff and resources to deliver varied activities that create positive and enduring outcomes for program participants.

Souths Cares works extensively with the Indigenous Community of South Sydney and acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, elders past and present and the importance of young people as the future of our communities.

Souths Cares utilises a three pillar framework for our Community Engagement Activity. Our three pillars are Education, Employment, and Health and Active Lifestyles. Souths Cares has six activities delivered under our core pillars and have adopted an “On Demand’ Framework that structure our response to emergent community needs. This includes ad-hoc, demand driven, and emergency response activities.

Souths Cares is built on a foundation of robust and transparent Governance, Evaluation and Reporting of our work.

In 2014, Souths Cares won the Best Newcomer at the 2014 Social Investment Measurement Network of Australia Awards.

Charity Shield Match Records

Played 34: Dragons 16, Rabbitohs 13, Drawn 5.

1982

Dragons

9-7

1999

Rabbitohs

16-14

1983

Dragons

28-10

2002

Draw

20-20 (Rabbitohs retain)

1984

Rabbitohs

24-6

2003

Dragons

28-10

1985

Dragons

10-8

2004

Dragons

34-8

1986

Dragons

12-0

2005

Rabbitohs

30-6

1987

Dragons

28-14

2006

Rabbitohs

14-12

1988

Rabbitohs

30-6

2007

Dragons

16-14

1989

Rabbitohs

20-16

2008

Rabbitohs

24-20

1990

Draw

10-10 (Rabbitohs retain)

2009

Rabbitohs

18-6

1991

Draw

16-16 (Rabbitohs retain)

2010

Draw

26-26 (Rabbitohs retain)

1992

Rabbitohs

21-20

2011

Dragons

32-10

1993

Dragons

10-8

2012

Dragons

18-12

1994

Dragons

14-11

2013

Rabbitohs

28-10

1995

Dragons

18-10

2014

Rabbitohs

38-20

1996

Dragons

30-6

2015

Draw

12-12 (Rabbitohs retain)

1997

Dragons

26-18

2016

Rabbitohs

18-14

1998

Dragons

14-4

2017

Rabbitohs

32-14

 

Charity Shield 2017 Result

South Sydney Rabbitohs 32 (Braidon Burns 2, Robbie Farah, Alex Johnston, Siosifa Talakai, Angus Crichton tries; Adam Reynolds 4 goals)

defeated

St George Illawarra Dragons 14 (Russell Packer, Nene Macdonald, Jason Nightingale tries; Gareth Widdop goal)

Crowd: 12,516.

Source: http://www.rabbitohs.com.au/news/2017/10/12/rabbitohs_supporting.html





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