Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will tonight proudly run out in their 'crazy socks' against the Melbourne Storm at Suncorp Stadium in support of the fantastic Men of League Foundation.
The Sea Eagles joined the Men of League "Crazy Socks" campaign this week to help raise awareness of the work the foundation does at grassroots level.
During the past two weeks, local rugby league clubs around Australia have been getting their Crazy Socks on, and in round 21 it's the turn of the elite players.
NRL players will wear the crazy socks at training sessions, captain’s runs and on-field this week.
The campaign has been a huge success with the socks selling out after receiving support from the NRL, NSWRL and QRL, who helped promote the campaign.
Despite the recent lockdown disruption to local rugby league competitions in NSW and Queensland, affected players and clubs have pledged to wear the socks as soon as matches can resume.
Starting in 2019, this annual campaign raises funds from the sale of specially designed footy socks to help fund the community work undertaken through the Men of League’s Wellbeing Program.
During the past three years, the Men of League Foundation has spent $2.3m on direct physical, emotional and financial support for those in our grassroots rugby league community who have fallen on hard times.
These have included the volunteer coaches, managers, gear stewards, groundsmen, canteen workers, referees and club administrators who dedicate so much to their footy clubs.
The Men of League Foundation's support is delivered by their extensive network of volunteers and a small but dedicated team of staff in Sydney and Brisbane.
If you know someone within your local grassroots rugby league community who needs physical, financial or emotional support, please get in touch with them at menofleague.com or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.