Parramatta Eels hooker Cameron King has taken on a new role within the club becoming an ambassador for Eels charity partner, Northcott.
Northcott is one of Australia's largest not-for-profit disability service providers that works with customers to realise their potential. Providing services from metropolitan and regional locations throughout NSW and the ACT, they provide support to over 14,000 people with disability and their families and carers each year.
Cam spoke highly of the opportunity and the partnership saying, "when the opportunity came up I grabbed it with both hands."
"I've done plenty of work over the years with organisations and community groups, but this partnership is really exciting."
While the partnership will be beneficial for both Northcott and the Eels, Cameron believes the personal fulfilment is the most rewarding part.
"I genuinely love to give back and see the smiles on faces and just being here at Northcott is pretty satisfying for me," King stated.
"At the end of the day the football side of it is such a small part of what we do. We're on the field for 80 minutes a week and that's it. I think the community side is just as important and we're in a pretty lucky position to be able to give back to organisations like Northcott." "
I know the customers get a lot out of it, but I probably get even more out of it than they do."
Cameron commenced his first duties as ambassador on Wednesday 9 May, when he was given a tour of Northcott's Parramatta office, including a visit to Northcott Equipment Services, and a meet and greet with customers.
King returned to Northcott Parramatta yesterday (May 16), to assist Life Skills with their BBQ fundraiser. This Friday's game against the New Zealand Warriors on 18 May, at ANZ stadium, will see the Parramatta Eels 50-50 charity raffle raising funds for Northcott.