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Sock it to 'em: Players give Men of League campaign a leg up

NRL players will join the Men of League "Crazy Socks" campaign this week to help raise awareness of the work the foundation does at grassroots level.

During the past two weeks, local rugby league clubs around Australia have been getting their Crazy Socks on, and in round 21 it's the turn of the elite players.

NRL players will wear the crazy socks at training sessions, captain’s runs and on-field this week.

The campaign has been a huge success with the socks selling out after receiving support from the NRL, NSWRL and QRL, who helped promote the campaign.

Despite the recent lockdown disruption to local rugby league competitions in NSW and Queensland, affected players and clubs have pledged to wear the socks as soon as matches can resume.

Sharks forward Teig Wilton.
Sharks forward Teig Wilton.

Starting in 2019, this annual campaign raises funds from the sale of specially designed footy socks to help fund the community work undertaken through the Men of League’s Wellbeing Program.

During the past three years, the Men of League Foundation has spent $2.3m on direct physical, emotional and financial support for those in our grassroots rugby league community who have fallen on hard times.

These have included the volunteer coaches, managers, gear stewards, groundsmen, canteen workers, referees and club administrators who dedicate so much to their footy clubs.

Roosters duo James Tedesco and Jordan Fenbow.
Roosters duo James Tedesco and Jordan Fenbow.

The Men of League Foundation's support is delivered by their extensive network of volunteers and a small but dedicated team of staff in Sydney and Brisbane.

If you know someone within your local grassroots rugby league community who needs physical, financial or emotional support, please get in touch with them at or email them at

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National Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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