Mannah and Hindmarsh launch new reading program
The Rugby League One Community program has released a series of six books about ‘Legends in League’ - and one features Dyldam Parramatta Eels co-captain Tim Mannah and former skipper Nathan Hindmarsh!
The biography series is the latest addition to the NRL’s library of publications that have been used by more than 500,000 children since the Rugby League Reads program was launched in 2010.
Tim and Hindy’s book is themed around family, and Tim’s section introduces his family members and photographs of his brothers and cousins.
Outlining his Christian faith and his close relationship with his late brother Johnny, Tim writes about how they were not just brothers, but each others’ biggest and most respected competitors.
Above all Tim’s message in his story is that success would mean nothing to him without two things; his family and his faith.
Nathan Hindmarsh’s chapter is also about his family life and what it meant to leave his family to pursue his dream; his achievements and always putting family first.
The partnership with Macmillan Education takes the Rugby League Reads program to another level with a push into schools throughout Australia, New Zealand and other international markets.
The purpose of the program is to engage primary students in reading and to break down the stereotype that sport stars, especially Rugby League men, do not need or like to read.
We’re very proud to be part of such a valuable program, and thank the Rugby League One Community program for their hard work.