Josh Jackson's first job was mowing lawns in Gulgong, a small country town in central west NSW.
"I had plenty of people telling me I wouldn't make it (to the NRL), and there were plenty of guys that were more talented than I was." Jackson told bulldogs.com.au
Now Jakcson and raft of Bulldogs players are taking to Kingscliff, in far north NSW to educate students about the importance of having a dream.
The program uses the profile of the NRL, the players and the game of Rugby League to inspire students to achieve in their chosen fields.
Based on the National Rugby League values of Courage and Excellence, Dream Believe Achieve is comprised of an educational short film featuring 18 of the game’s elite players as well as an accompanying 9 lesson unit plan. The lessons are mapped to the Australian Curriculum and the New Zealand Curriculum. Other key themes embedded throughout the resource are identity, decision making and resilience.
On day one of the NRL community Carnival Jackson was joined by young Kiwi Renouf Toómaga at Kingscliff high school before running a Junior "Come and Try"clinic to wrap up the day.
Follow all of the Bulldogs community carnival action throughout day two and three on the Bulldogs Twitter account @NRL_Bulldogs or the nrl community account @NRLcommunity and use the hashtag #NRLwellbeing to get involved!