Dragons Community ventured today to Milton Ulladulla on the NSW South Coast for the first day of the NRL’s annual Community Carnival. The Dragons will be on the South Coast today, Monday February 7 and tomorrow, Tuesday, February 8 visiting schools and junior league clubs, showcasing rugby league to more than 5000 kids.

Dean Young, Michael Greenfield, Kyle Stanley, Jack Bosden, David Gower and Cameron King led the Dragons contingency accompanied by NYC players Simon Maslanka, Kane Gillies and Tim Moore, Dragons Community, ARL Development and Country Rugby League staff.

NRL One Community’s Community Carnival sees NRL stars across the country visiting regional areas.

“Community Carnival is a great initiative which brings the game to the community allowing students to meet some of their NRL heroes”, said ARL Development officer Adam Bezzina.

Today, the group split in to three, visiting St George’s Basin Public School, Sussex Inlet Public School, Milton Public School, Shoalhaven Anglican Public School, Ulladulla High School and St Mary’s Milton.

The assemblies focused on the important messages of One Game – One Community, talking with Primary School students about the importance of harmony and accepting people for who they are.

“It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from it’s important we all work together to achieve our goals,” Michael Greenfield told the students from Shoalhaven Anglican College.

This afternoon will see Dragons players conduct a free open coaching clinic commencing at 4pm at West Ulladulla. The clinic is expected to attract junior league players from as far north as Sussex Inlet and as far south as Batemans Bay, with all kids in the area invited to participate.

Following the coaching clinic the Dragons’ players will be special guests at the Milton Ulladulla Bulldogs Sportsman’s Dinner.