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NRL Stars will help Santa spread some Christmas cheer across the month of December by heading out to spend some time in their own clubs’ communities.

Players will host community sausage sizzles and sporting clinics, visit local hospitals, youth centres and shelters and even play Secret Santa.

“For many of the players Christmas is one of their favourite times of the year when they get the chance to have some fun and at the same time put a smile on the face of some special children,” NRL Head of Community Adam Check said.

“Clubs have the opportunity to engage with their own communities in their own special ways and bring some Christmas cheer to these children, many of whom have encountered more challenges than most of us will see in our lifetimes.”

The Broncos will spend time with youth at the Red Cross Night Café in Brisbane, while the Bulldogs will join in boxing and basketball sessions with youngsters  from the Belmore PCYC.

Please find the clubs’ Christmas activities below.


2014 NRL Club Christmas Parties


Raiders players will deliver Christmas gifts and spend time with the families at Ronald McDonald House

Wednesday, 3 December

Ronald McDonald House Canberra


Players and Rocky the Rooster will make a special Christmas visit to the Children’s Hospital to give presents and Christmas cheer. Players and Rocky will also visit Ronald  McDonald House  one evening in early December to spend time with the residents and families

Wednesday, 3 December

Sydney Children’s Hospital  and Ronald McDonald House

Sea Eagles

Manly will host a community BBQ with 150 local kids and children from selected charities at Manly Waterworks. Players will host a BBQ, go on the slides with the kids and provide gifts. The event will be supporting Royal Far West and Bear Cottage

Thursday, 4 December

Manly Waterworks


Skill clinics for kids and a BBQ with the local club, plus a visit from Santa! The event will be hosted at the Dare to Dream Festival supporting the Storms Charity Partners (Heart Kids, Epilepsy),

Saturday, 6 December



Wollongong Hospital – Secret Santa. The Dragons, working closely with hospital staff will target long term patients/families in real need. The Dragons will also visit the children’s ward and have a special Xmas party.


St George Hospital – Secret Santa. The Dragons will visit the children’s ward and present each patient with a gift

Wednesday, 10 December

Wollongong Hospital & St George Hospital


During the normal ward visit to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, players will give out gift vouchers, movie tickets and free parking for families who visit the Hospital

Thursday, 11 December

Children's Hospital Westmead


BBQ for Members, Junior clubs and local community. Santa will be there to give out presents, have photos and play games.

Thursday, 11 December

Campbelltown PCYC


Players  to hand out backpacks filled with clothes and essentials at the Red Cross Youth Night Café

Tuesday, 16 December

Brisbane City Hall


Players join PCYC kids in boxing and basketball sessions, followed by party food and video games. Bulldogs to host party and donate items (basketballs, boxing bags, etc) as Christmas gifts to PCYC.

Wednesday, 17 December

PCYC Belmore


Secret Santa


Local shopping Centres


Secret Santa

 Thursday 4th December

Westfield, Penrith


Christmas Party Supporting Youth Off the Streets.

Wednesday, 17 December

Youth Off The Streets’ South Eastern Sydney Outreach Centre, Maroubra NSW 2035

Supporting a beach excursion for Indigenous students from the Marrickville LGA.

Thursday, 18 December

Parsley Bay, Vaucluse


Christmas Community Blitz at Sutherland Hospital, Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick and Sylvanvale special needs pre-school.



The Sharks will host a Christmas party at Sharkies Leagues with an opportunity to meet the full squad


Wednesday 17th December






Friday, 19 December






Sharks Leagues Club


Supporting the Salvation Army by getting the players to go out and purchase presents to place under the Kmart Wishing Tree at Pacific Fair.


Secret Santa



Christmas Carnival for Salvation Army


Wednesday 3rd December Launch




Wednesday 10th December



Friday 13th December

Pacific Fair





Pacific Fair



Mudgeeraba Firth Park


Christmas party for Kidz First Children’s Hospital. There will be decorating activities, a reading corner and Santa will be arriving to give out gifts, food and cake


Secret Santa

22nd November





Monday 1st December






Mt Wellington


Players will visit the Community Emergency Support Centre providing essentials to people in need during the festive season.



Acknowledgement of Country

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs respect and honour the Darug and Eora nations, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.