The Men of League Foundation is asking rugby league teams and clubs to pull up their socks and show their support as part of the inaugural Men of League Weekend, held from 6-7 July.
The Men of League Weekend aims to increase awareness of the invaluable assistance the Foundation provides to men, women and children within the rugby league community and raise much-needed funds for its programs and initiatives.
Players, referees and volunteers from local junior and senior rugby league clubs are encouraged to partake in the initiative by purchasing a pair of commemorative Men of League socks to wear at their games on the weekend. The socks are now available for purchase through the Foundation’s website – www.menofleague.com. Players from the North Queensland Cowboys and Gold Coast Titans are already on board and will be wearing the special socks for their Round 17 games.
This year, funds raised over the weekend and from the sale of the socks will go directly toward supporting members of the rugby league community who have suffered spinal cord injuries.
President of the Men of League Foundation, Ron Coote AM, said: “The Men of League Weekend was created to encourage regional and local league teams to show their support for our work, as well as raise awareness of the Foundation and its contributions to the rugby league community.
“On and off the field our great game is about supporting your mates and we hope rugby league teams will get together and support this worthwhile initiative.”
To further encourage clubs to get involved, the Foundation is running an online photo competition to win a private coaching clinic with Kangaroos coach Tim Sheens.
The competition is running via the Foundation’s Facebook page and encourages clubs participating in the Men of League Weekend to get creative by snapping a photo of their teams wearing Men of League socks with pride.
The Men of League Weekend Facebook competition is now open with entries closing Wednesday 10 July. Details on the competition, submitting entries and terms and conditions can be found on the website www.menofleague.com or on the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/menofleague.