On Saturday 20 February, the 2021 1st XV Rugby squad travelled as a team to Nerang, to engage in a community service opportunity. With assistance from the Gold Coast organisation Legacy, the squad dug deep to participate in a backyard clean up for a local elderly resident.

Legacy is a non-profit organisation, that relies totally on volunteers to assist war widows in cleaning up their backyard, in order to make their home more user friendly.

Upon arrival, the boys met Joy a 98-year-old women who lost her husband post World War II. After a quick safety briefing, which was definitely necessary, the boys split up and got to work. After a solid couple of hours at work, and some very well received homemade biscuits, Joy’s backyard and front garden looked amazing.

The community service initiative was a great team-building opportunity, and an excellent way for the Rugby programme to build positive community relations and give back to the local community. We truly hope that the Rugby programme continues to partner with Legacy in the coming years.

As featured in Episode 2 of Spartan Stream.

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