The National Rugby League are encouraging rugby league fans right across the game to support the Red Cross Floods Appeal following devastating storms and rainfall across Queensland and New South Wales in recent weeks.
Tens of thousands of homes have been left without power or have been damaged by floodwaters, while the intense flooding has also caused significant road closures across both states — making it challenging for people to access support or relief services.
Having announced last week the establishment of a $500k floods relief fund in conjunction with the QRL, NSWRL, clubs and naming rights partner Telstra, the NRL are proud to align further with its broadcast partners for the Red Cross Floods Appeal, which will be highlighted throughout the opening round of the 2022 NRL Telstra Premiership.
Broadcast partners Channel Nine and Fox League will encourage fans throughout the weekend to contribute to the appeal while also promoting several new initiatives to drive further awareness and interest in the appeal.
“The scenes across southeast Queensland and northern New South Wales have been devastating,” NRL Chief Executive Andrew Abdo said in a statement last week. “Our game has banded together in the most challenging of circumstances over the last two years and we are doing that again.”
To learn more about how you can help, visit www.redcross.org.au/floodsappeal.