A Property blog by Paul Bennion.
On Sunday 29 July, the South Sydney Rabbitohs played West Tigers at ANZ Stadium.Through the generosity of Paul Bennion, Managing Director DEPPRO, and Willie Peters, National Sales and Marketing Manager DEPPRO, Souths Cares was able to invite a number of organisations within the Redfern area who work with Souths Cares in achieving great results for Indigenous youth, to the game to take in all the action as a reward for their efforts. These organisations included Exodus, Tribal Warrior, and Redfern Police, who are all based in Redfern and fantastic supporters of the mighty Rabbitohs.Also in this company were Matt King’s boys from the Casino U12’s rugby league team. They had won the inaugural Matt King Cup and therefore were down to play in the Annual NSWRL Origin All Schools carnival at St Mary’s. They wore their shirts proudly with the inscription “MATT’S THE REAL KING”. The Casino boys definitely cheered as loud as any die hard supporter and would have given the Burrow Fans a good run for their money in terms of decibels.The Exodus Foundation has various educational programs for disadvantaged and vulnerable children and teenagers. From literacy to life skills, the aim is to bridge the gap left by the mainstream system and prevent the cycle of homelessness.Tribal Warrior, under the guidance of CEO Uncle Shane Phillips, supports and mentors young offenders with regular training programs which help boost self-esteem while teaching discipline and respect. As part of their program the Local Area Commander of Redfern Police, Superintendent Luke Fruedenstein, runs a boxing program where the Police engage with young offenders and act as mentors.Souths Cares is fortunate to be connected with these organisations who are doing great things in the community. It was great to be able to bring everyone together to share a day at the footy.This is second time Souths Cares have had the opportunity to invite groups along to a game and once again would like to thank Paul and Willie from DEPPRO who are great Corporate Partners of the Club and supporters of Souths Cares.Article originally posted by Souths Cares, Friday 3 August 2012Words: Rhys Wesser I Photos: Casino Public School and the Rabbitohs