The NRL, alongside all 17 NRL Telstra Premiership clubs, will unite for Daniel Anderson across the NRL in Round 25 and the NRLW in Round 5.
Fundraising activity for Anderson, who suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury late last year following a body surfing accident, will continue across this weekend’s rounds of both competitions.
A special online auction will take place between August 15 and August 22 with signed and worn jerseys from every NRL club captain up for grabs from Round 25 NRL matches.
Clubs have also donated premium catered boxes and match day experiences for season 2024 as part of fundraising for the former Parramatta Eels and Warriors coach.
Rugby League rallies around Anderson
In addition, James Graham has donated his four St Helens Super League Championship Medals, while St Helens Captain James Roby has also donated his signed and worn jersey.
Anderson said he had been humbled by the support shown since his injury.
“I’ve always said it’s been a privilege to have been involved in rugby league, and to see the support over the last few months has been quite overwhelming,” Anderson said.
“I’m very thankful for the continued support of so many people. It’s given strength to me and my family.”
Sydney Roosters CEO Joe Kelly, part of the Daniel Anderson Fund Committee, said the clubs had united to support fundraising for Anderson.
“Every club has contributed significantly to fundraising efforts, which has been amazing to see,” Kelly said. “The game continues to unite when members of its community are going through difficult times.
“Daniel has been such an influential person across multiple Clubs and the game as a whole through a long and successful career. What has been clear is the overwhelming desire of so many people to pitch in and help.
“We’d love to see that support continue across the range of activities we have planned through Round 25 of the NRL and Round 5 of the NRLW competitions.”
Supporters can bid for items via FAN+ offers fans access to extraordinary experiences (fanplus.com). Supporters can also donate via Daniel Fund | Unite for Daniel (danielandersonfund.com.au).