NSWRL backs Super Sport Sunday vaccination drive

Friday 27 August 2021

Calling all Rugby League fans; the NSWRL needs you!

Super Sport Sunday will see Rugby League go head-to-head with other codes on Sunday 29 August to encourage residents from the 12 Local Government Areas of concern get vaccinated to help the state get on top of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The NSWRL has assembled a team of legendary players, who forged their Rugby League careers in the respective LGA’s, to support the campaign including:
–    NSW coach Brad Fittler (Penrith Panthers);
–    NSWRL Chairman Dr George Peponis (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs);
–    Blues advisor Greg Alexander (Penrith Panthers);
–    Nathan Hindmarsh (Parramatta Eels);
–    Andrew Ryan (Parramatta Eels; Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs);
–    Steve Roach (Balmain Tigers);
–    Paul Langmack (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs; Western Suburbs Magpies);
–    Ben Elias (Balmain Tigers).


All you need to do is wear your team uniform, colours, or gear and take a selfie to post on your local club website with the hashtag #vaccinationchampion and make sure you tag NSWRL.

“I am vaccinated and on behalf of NSWRL and NSW Health I’m urging all Rugby League players, volunteers, officials and supporters to go out this Sunday too and get the jab for Super Sport Sunday and help keep the northwest safe,” Hindmarsh said.

Ryan said: “I just want to let you all know I’m vaccinated and on behalf of NSWRL and NSW Health I’m urging all you players, officials, volunteers, supporters to get on board and also get vaccinated.

“Especially this Sunday, on Super Sport Sunday, I’m urging all you fans and people to get out there to protect the southwest. Let’s all work together to try and get each other back to work and back on the fields. Stay safe.”

There are plenty of appointments available at Qudos Bank Arena and the NSW Health Vaccination Centre at Sydney Olympic Park and the Vaccination Centre at Macquarie Fields this Sunday 29 August 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 here: nsw.gov.au/vacc16-39

The NSWRL has been proactive in encouraging vaccination shots with Fittler receiving his first jab two days after the Origin series finished, and True Blues Hindmarsh, Craig Wing and Steve Menzies sending messages of support.

The NSWRL has also signed up with other businesses to be part of the Great Aussie Vaccine Drive which sees employers make it easier for workers to get vaccinated.

If you can’t make it this Sunday, there are other vaccination appointments available at the vaccination centres over the next two weeks.

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.

For more information: media@nswrl.com.au

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