NSW Sky Blues forward, Millie Elliott, is bringing her inclusion and accessibility workshops to the South Coast and other parts of regional NSW for the first time throughout February to provide opportunities for people outside metropolitan areas.
From today (Monday February 5) Elliott will look to share her passion for education and confidence-building for people with a disability inspired by her sister Hannah, who has Down Syndrome, in country areas.
Elliott, a Cobargo Eels junior, and Bega Roosters junior, Kezie Apps, will be coming back to where it all began for their rugby league careers hosting two workshops at the Bega Rec Ground.
The first clinic for over 18s/school leavers will be held from 11am-1pm today and with another clinic for school aged children happening between 3:30pm-5:30pm.
Elliott founded the Trainer Group Foundation in 2022, a registered not-for-profit organisation, which has allowed her to hold ‘Game Changer’ workshops at various NRL clubs and community centres.
In addition to Bega, Elliott will be travelling to Bateman’s Bay’s Mackay Park before heading to Lake Illawarra, Wagga Wagga, Orange, Dubbo, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour and Murwillumbah throughout February (schedule below).
She will be joined by fellow Origin players Apps, Emma Tonegato, Keeley Davis and Olivia Kernick at various stages of the tour.
“I can’t wait to bring our Trainer Group programs to places where it all started for me,” Elliott said.
NSWRL and Westpac are supporting the Trainer Group Foundation, which is encouraging adults and school-age participants to sign up for the free clinics.
The sessions are two hours in length, comprised of indoor/outdoor learning, with support workers welcome.
Elliott is particularly interested in children coming along after school, now that the Christmas-New Year holidays have ended.
“Our programs have been designed for people looking to make new friends, improve mental and physical health and become more confident to get out in community. They’re always a lot of fun and in this case, the perfect way to kickstart the year,” Elliott said.
The scheduled dates and venues are:
Monday 5 February – Bega Recreational Ground
Tuesday 6 February – Mackay Park, Batemans Bay
Thursday 8 February – Lake Illawarra PCYC
Monday 12 February – Equex Centre, Wagga Wagga
Wednesday 14 February – Waratah Sports Club, Orange
Thursday 15 February – Apex Oval, Dubbo
Wednesday 21 February – Hibbards Sports Club and Regional Stadium, Port Macquarie
Thursday 22 February – Coffs Harbour Leagues Club and Geoff King Motors Oval, Coffs Harbour
Friday 23 February – Murwillumbah Leagues Club
For more information visit trainergroupfoundation.org or register here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Images: NSWRL, The Trainer Group Foundation