True Blue and three-time premiership winner with Canterbury Paul Langmack will spearhead an exciting new initiative by the NSWRL that will provide a platform of facilitation for those in the Junior Rugby League community experiencing difficulties away from the game.
The ‘NSWRL Changing Rooms’ program, offered to all players, staff, volunteers and their families, is a support network designed to educate the Rugby League community of the availability of appropriate resources as they go through hardship.
The program will be hosted by NSWRL with assistance from presenters from the organisation’s Charity Organisations in the dressing rooms of Junior Rugby League clubs.
“With all of our Junior Rugby League clubs and participants being part of the NSWRL Community, it’s our responsibility as the governing body to provide assistance on and off the field,” Langmack said.
“We all feel supported in the Rugby League circle but once we leave the change rooms and enter back into life’s demands, some of us feel vulnerable and isolated.”
Langmack was a big part of the NRL’s ‘Pride in League’ float at the 40th annual Sydney Mardi Gras Festival on Saturday, joined by past and present players, including Joel Thompson, Kezie Apps, Ian Roberts, Wendell Sailor, Jamie Feeney and Dene Halatau.
“This was my fourth year on the float representing NSWRL and each year I look forward to spreading the message of acceptance of LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual and Queer) in Rugby League," Langmack said.
“The game has come a long way. The float showcases a unified stance of the Rugby League family and I’m so proud to be a part of that.”
Stay locked on www.NSWRL.com.au for more on Rugby League’s involvement in the 2018 Mardi Gras in addition to Langmack’s Changing Rooms program.