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Players deliver 'Tackle Bullying' program

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles players Joel Thompson and Lachlan Croker helped deliver the NRL’s ‘Tackle Bullying’ program this week.

The players headed out to Northern Beaches Secondary College - Balgowlah Boys Campus to help spread the message to students that they are never alone in a situation where they are being bullied and should always tell a friend, parent or teacher.

Luke Heckendorf, NRL Game Development Officer Sydney Metro, said the players explained how being new to the Manly club was very similar to being the new kid at the school and trying to fit in.



“The program has a powerful anti-bullying message, which aims to empower students to stand up for themselves and others who are being bullied,’’ Heckendorf said.

“It aims to provide students with tools and role-models to combat bullying and make a positive difference to their lives.

“Joel outlined to the students to call bullying out for what it is, and to tell someone if you witness bullying.

“His message was that you are being bullied that you don’t try to get through it on your own, and to tell someone you can trust”

If your school is interested in running the Tackle Bullying Program contact Luke Heckendorf at




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