Eels Hall of Fame Legend Neville Glover continues to give back to the rugby league community, long past his playing days.
Glover, who now resides on the central coast of Sydney, is often seen donating his time in the community, and recently made a positive impact on a young local rugby league junior.
Earlier this month, Glover made an appearance at a Blue Haven Raiders training session, a local junior league club to spend some time with some of the young players and pass on some of his knowledge.
“ I thoroughly enjoy going down and helping out, it brings me a lot of joy,” Glover said when asked about the experience.
“The Club is going through a bit of a tough time so it’s nice that I can pop down.”
Giving back to the rugby league community is not uncommon with Glover, regularly donating his time to various charities.
Earlier this year, Glover assisted the Men of League Foundation by cooking a BBQ and mingling with sick kids and their families at Eels longtime Charity partner, Ronald McDonald house, Westmead for the Meals from the Heart program.
Glover made an impact on one of the young Blue Haven Raiders junior league participants that day, Jax Delarue.
“When I grow up, I want to play for the Parramatta Eels just like Mr Glover did! It’s so cool that I got to meet him,” Jax said.
His father, Steven, also praised Glover’s commitment to his community work.
“My son Jax thinks it’s awesome that an ex-Parramatta Eels player has come down to his training session to watch him and his team mates throw a ball around,” Steven said.
“Its really nice that the Club’s past players are involved and so invested in the community” he added.
Glover has been a member of the Men of League Foundation since it’s inception in 2002 and has been helping those in need within the rugby league community since. He has played a major part in a handful of community initiatives, with his passion coming from his appreciation of people in the country and trying to give something back to rural rugby league communities.
The rugby league communities in our rural and country areas are particularly close to Neville’s heart, where he continuously helps out rural towns including Manilla, Tamworth, Eden, Dunedoo and Dubbo.