Earlier this year, the Parramatta Eels launched their partnership with Parramatta Mission.
Parramatta Mission held their final event for the year at their Youth Hub on Wednesday 9 August.
The Youth Hub, located in Parramatta Town Square, provides intake into outreach and early intervention case management, crisis accommodation and referral pathways to transitional accommodation.
NRL players Kirisome Auva'a, Kane Evans, George Jennings and Marata Niukore attended the night and spoke highly of the partnership and the event.
“It’s awesome meeting the youth. Some of them are going through struggles and just to be able to meet them and influence the community I am grateful for.” Evans said.
The partnership has four events per year including Youth Week, Domestic Violence Awareness Weeks, NAIDIOC Week and Homeless Week as well as opportunities to attend NRL training sessions throughout the course of the season.
“ I feel extremely privileged to have been able to attend numerous events this year with Parramatta Mission” Auva’a said. “It’s more just about resetting yourself. Being an athlete you can get carried away, but it brings everything into perspective coming to events like this.”
Outback Steakhouse Wentworthville have been great supporters of the partnership by providing food and staff to cook the BBQ at each event.
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