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Joel Thompson and Samantha Hammond with students from Tempe High School at the Dream Believe Achieve launch.

The NRL has relaunched its Dream Believe Achieve resource at Tempe High School. 

St George Illawarra Dragons forward Joel Thompson and star Jillaroos fullback Samantha Hammond united to share their own experiences with Year 10 students and deliver key messages about the importance of having goals and aspirations.

Joel spends many hours outside of his football schedule out in the community hoping to inspire students with similar backgrounds to his own to dream big. Samantha spoke passionately about her journey towards becoming a world champion and the Jillaroos' recent success in the Anzac Test.

The Dream, Believe, Achieve resource has been designed by teachers to educate students about the importance of having a dream. The resource uses the profile of the NRL, the players and the game of rugby league to inspire students to achieve in their chosen fields.

Based on the National Rugby League values of Courage and Excellence, Dream Believe Achieve is comprised of an educational short film featuring 18 of the game's elite players as well as an accompanying nine-lesson unit plan. The lessons are mapped to the Australian curriculum and the New Zealand curriculum. Other key themes embedded throughout the resource are identity, decision making and resilience.

To request a complimentary copy of the resource teachers, sport co-ordinators and coaches are encouraged to register their interest at The program will also be delivered via video conferences with schools.

Email for more information. 

Players who feature on the resource:



Samantha Hammond

The Australian Jillaroos

Sam Thaiday

Brisbane Broncos

Josh Papalii

Canberra Raiders

Lloyd Perrett

Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs

Wade Graham

Cronulla Sharks

David Mead

Gold Coast Titans

Brenton Lawrence

Manly Waringah Sea Eagles

Dale Finucane

Melbourne Storm

Korbin Sims

Newcastle Knights

Johnathan Thurston

North Queensland Cowboys

Tim Mannah

Parramatta Eels

Jamie Soward

Penrith Panthers

Alex Johnston

South Sydney Rabbitohs

Joel Thompson

St George Illawarra Dragons

Dylan Farrell

St George Illawarra Dragons

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

Sydney Roosters

Manu Vatuvei


James Tedesco

Wests Tigers

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