2010 Good Guys: Part One

Welcome to part one of our '2010 Good Guys' series. We will be looking at the great deeds of ten NRL superstars across three days.

Part two will be released on Christmas Day and part three will be released on Boxing Day.

We would again like to wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas.

Today, we acknowledge the great work of Andrew Ryan, Preston Campbell and Tim Mannah:


Andrew Ryan, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs: Andrew is a spokesperson for the Bandaged Bear Cup at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and an ambassador for the Australian Disability Foundation. In 2000 he initiated the Andrew Ryan Captain’s Cup to support up-and-coming rugby league players and has also worked with Camp Quality, Beyond Blue and Greening Australia.

Preston Campbell, Gold Coast Titans: Preston Campbell was the recipient of the 2008 Telstra Ken Stephen Medal and is again nominated this year for his continued commitment to the community. This year Preston worked with the NRL to inspire the tremendously successful rugby league All Stars match. In addition to this Preston has donated much of his time to the club, the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations’ “Learn, Earn, Legend!” campaign and many personal charity interests.

Tim Mannah, Parramatta Eels: In addition to his on-field achievements in 2010, Tim also managed to work on a number of community projects throughout the year. In the 2009/2010 off-season Tim flew to Rwanda to help build a village with Hope Rwanda. His brother’s battle with cancer inspired Tim to take on an ambassador role with the Cancer Council’s Call to Arms campaign. Tim has also been involved with the youth charity Streetworx for a number of years.