Outreach programme celebrates Mother’s Day in the rain

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MOTHER’S DAY EVENT: NRL-Digicel Pacific Outreach Programme held  yesterday as one of the many that will be held this year, an event set out to promote rugby league, education and healthy living.

MOTHER’S DAY EVENT: NRL-Digicel Pacific Outreach Programme held yesterday as one of the many that will be held this year, an event set out to promote rugby league, education and healthy living.

Despite the heavy rainfall, the team from the NRL-Digicel Pacific Outreach programme were still able to pull in some fit, willing and able Mums to take part in their Mother’s Day Event. 

Held at the R.L.S. Museum and undeterred by the downpour, participants were treated to a programme of fitness, ball drills and fun runs followed by a buffet of fresh fruit and a traditional vaisalo. 

Normally tailored to school kids, the NRL-Digicel Outreach programme spends one term in each school showing primary school students ball skills, sessions on literacy and numeracy as well as tips on living a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Gabby, Mike and the team also drive the NRL’s ‘Beyond the Goalposts’ programme, providing a pathway for students to learn through Rugby League by incorporating accreditation courses for secondary students in refereeing and coaching. 

Yesterday’s Mother’s Day event is one of many that the team will hold this year in order to promote rugby league, education and healthy living.

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