South Sydney Rabbitohs stars descended upon the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence to offer words of advice and inspiration as a part of the Employment and Wellbeing Expo.
The event, on Friday 9 February, run in conjunction with Souths Cares and the NRL’s Festival of Indigenous Rugby League aimed to promote employment and training opportunities to Indigenous Australians from around the country.
The Rabbitohs were well represented with the likes of Cody Walker, Alex Johnston, Braidon Burns, as well as Club captain Greg Inglis making an appearance to mix and mingle with the crowd. Inglis went above and beyond the call of duty in addressing the audience with his own words.
Welcomed on stage by former player-turned-Souths Cares ambassador Beau Champion, Inglis not only spoke about the season ahead but offered words of encouragement for those experiencing hardship in their own careers.
“I went through a tough time last year, what got me through was my friends and I’ve been pretty fortunate to come through the other side and continue to go to work,” Inglis said.
“In saying that, when there’s something that you really care about and are really passionate about – stick to it and you’ll enjoy each and every day of your life.”
Club Chief Executive Officer Blake Solly was also present to acknowledge the work that Souths Cares, the NRL and the Indigenous communities are doing to achieve positive change.
In 2017, Souths Cares helped secure over 150 jobs for Indigenous Australians while over 7,300 primary school students went on to complete the Rabbitohs KARI Wellbeing Program.