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The NRL has been officially recognised on the international stage for their School to Work Program at the annual Beyond Sport awards in London. 

The NRL’s School to Work Program was recognised for its success in providing increased opportunities, through Rugby League, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to access quality programs aimed at closing the gap between Indigenous and other Australians across key social indicators such as education, employment and health.

Formed in 2012 by the Eels and several other NRL clubs, the School to Work program provides young Indigenous Australians with work experience, mentoring and leadership opportunities to ensure they successfully complete school and transition into further study, training or meaningful employment.

"Since 2012 the Parramatta Eels have been a proud partner of the NRL School To Work Program." Michael Basan, Strategic Partnerships Manager at the Parramatta Eels said.

"We are committed to providing meaningful employment and education pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth."

"This award is testament to the hard work Nathan Lovett has put into the program throughout Western Sydney."

For more information on the School to Work program, click here.