January Monthly Wellbeing Activities
January Monthly Wellbeing Activities
A dramatic shift in lifestyle A 65-year-old gentleman who played footy for three different clubs is now confronting a new battle in his life. Last year, due to poor circulation, he had his left leg amputated below the knee. Not only has this been a dramatic shock to an otherwise healthy person, this loss of […]
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Wrapping up our 2023 wellbeing activities
Wrapping up our 2023 wellbeing activities
In what has been an extensively busy year with our wellbeing activities, we asked Family of League National Wellbeing Manager, Roxanne Moates, to share her experiences with some of the grants she oversaw while wrapping up 2023. Roxanne said, “Gradually losing any of our essential six senses as we age can be challenging, however this […]
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Central Coast Committee visit Our Lady of Loreto Gardens
Central Coast Committee visit Our Lady of Loreto Gardens
By Leigh Peacock (Committee Wellbeing Coordinator) Members of the Central Coast Committee were pleased to pay a visit recently to the residents and staff at Our Lady of Loreto Gardens Aged Care facility at Hamilyn Terrace, a suburb of the Central Coast region north of Sydney. The Committee’s Neville Glover, Leigh Peacock, and Lance Henry […]
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November Monthly Wellbeing Activities
November Monthly Wellbeing Activities
The smallest battler takes on the biggest of challenges A large family of seven has recently relocated from North Queensland to the southern part of the state, with the father having run on to the paddocks for the past 15 years for both regions. Sadly, one their young sons, a JRLFC player who hasn’t even […]
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October Monthly Wellbeing Activities
October Monthly Wellbeing Activities
Someone without a shoulder to lean on A young fellow who spends his weekdays fitting accessories to four-wheel-drive vehicles, and weekends running around for his local rugby league team, has hit the wall. Just over a year ago he was taking the ball up when he encountered a body-jarring tackle. Resulting in an injury that […]
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September Monthly Wellbeing Activities
September Monthly Wellbeing Activities
A referee battles against hard times. This Queensland gentleman, who has served our sport well as a referee, now has a battle with cancer. This has impacted his ability to work and keep the bills at bay. The resultant pressure on his health as well as financial concerns of providing for his family have had […]
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Barry Ross
Barry Ross
Nothing was too much trouble for Barry Ross when it came to helping a friend in need or contributing to sporting good causes. He held a special place in his heart for rugby league, and had a legion of friends from the code because of his willingness to help out and to be involved, whether […]
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August Monthly Wellbeing Activities
August Monthly Wellbeing Activities
August… traditionally a time of bitter, cold and depressing winds. However, we kick off this month with a positive story of how this resilient 49-year-old single mother’s experience is a testament to the positive impact the Family of League has in our community. She has endured unimaginable challenges, including homelessness and extreme domestic violence, all […]
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July Monthly Wellbeing Activities
July Monthly Wellbeing Activities
The first month of the financial year was another testing time for some of our rugby league family dealing with health as well as finance issues. For example, we worked in conjunction with one of our sport’s well known wellbeing organisations; a team with experience spanning a wide spectrum of health issues, especially crisis support. […]
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Peter Affleck appointed Non-Executive Director of the Family of League Board
Peter Affleck appointed Non-Executive Director of the Family of League Board
The Chair of the Family of League Foundation Helen Wood Grant today announced the appointment of Peter Affleck to the position of Non-Executive Director of rugby league’s charity of choice, Family of League, effective immediately.  Peter has enjoyed a long association with rugby league both as a player and coach in Queensland and also through […]
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