For several years, the Bulldogs Wellbeing and Education department have been putting our first year Jersey Flegg players through Social Etiquette training, with the aim of providing players with the confidence and tips to be outstanding personal and professional ambassadors.
This year the Social Etiquette training was conducted over two evenings at Belmore Sports ground and was delivered by Rebecca Cook from the Elite Athlete Business School, along with special guest presenter, Eloni Vunakece – former NRL player, Fiji representative and Ninja Warrior competitor.
The aim of the workshops was to help young Bulldogs players to develop a deeper understanding of what social etiquette means and to build on key transferable skills that they can confidently implement in any situation.
During the sessions Rebecca and Eloni covered many different topics such as - the benefits and examples of good manners and social etiquette, how to dress appropriately for every occasion, starting conversations and communicating with others, presentation skills, job interviews and table manners.
The Bulldogs players enjoyed the interactive activities and real life examples provided by ex-NRL player Eloni.
Using the new and useful skills they have learned during the workshops, the Bulldogs Jersey Flegg boys can put these skills into practice both on and off the field, becoming excellent ambassadors for the Bulldogs and the game of rugby league.