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Rugby league fans are urged to don their team colours and come out in support of the Sport Super Sunday vaccination drive this weekend to help Team NSW beat COVID-19.

Sport Super Sunday on August 29 is being held at vaccination centres for the 12 Local Government Areas of concern this weekend and rugby league will go head-to-head with other codes to encourage residents from those LGAs to get vaccinated.

The NSWRL has assembled a team of legendary players who forged their rugby league careers in the respective LGAs to support the campaign, including Blues coach and Penrith Panthers legend Brad Fittler, Blues advisor and Panthers 1991 premiership captain Greg Alexander, Parramatta great Nathan Hindmarsh, Balmain Tigers icons Steve Roach and Ben Elias, and NSWRL chairman Dr George Peponis, a favourite son of the Canterbury club.

NSW Health Deputy Secretary Susan Pearce called on everyone who loves to play or watch sport to run up the score this weekend and set a new Super Sunday vaccination record.

Let's tackle this together

“Sporting codes will go head-to-head to compete for the NSW Vaccination Championship Cup, and know that they are doing the best thing for their health, and the health of their community,” Ms Pearce said.

“Previous Super Sundays helped vaccinate more than 10,000 supermarket and food industry workers, construction workers and university students in one day, but now it’s time for you to step up for your favourite team or sport.

“Our vaccination hubs have bookings available for people aged 16 to 39 in local government areas of concern across Sydney and we want to see sporting clubs rally together and promote vaccinations across their teams.

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“It would be great to see people wearing team colours at our hubs to go into the draw for some great prizes and a chance to prove which code came out the strongest.”

Plenty of appointments are available at Qudos Bank Arena and the NSW Health Vaccination Centre at Sydney Olympic Park and the Vaccination Centre at Macquarie Fields this Sunday for all sports lovers.

Those aged 16 to 39 who live in Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool, Parramatta, Strathfield or Penrith, should make a booking at nsw.gov.au/vacc16-39.

Wear team uniforms, colours, or gear and take a selfie to post on your local club sites with the hashtag #vaccinationchampion.

Every person who gets vaccinated is making a difference and will help get us all back to sport sooner.

By teaming up, we can vaccinate as many people as possible to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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