All Stars team captains Johnathan Thurston and Benji Marshall and their team-mates will teach life-skills to 64 Aboriginal, Torres Strait Island and Maori students from Australia and New Zealand when they gather in Brisbane next month for the 2013 All Stars Youth Summit.

The annual Youth Summit is part of the 2013 Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars Week and will see students arrive in Brisbane on Tuesday, February 5, for mentoring and life skills workshops with the both the Indigenous All Stars and NRL All Stars team members.

Activities will include physical challenges, career-advice training and job interview sessions, as well as attending the All Stars Community Festival and DEEWR Learn Earn Legend! Jobs Expo (February 8). They will also play a role in the pre-match entertainment at Suncorp Stadium before the Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars game (February 9).

Students from Melbourne and New Zealand will take part in the Summit for the first time, with others travelling from areas as remote as Weipa in the Gulf of Carpentaria and Mount Isa in north-west Queensland.

The teenagers have been selected by the NRL Club Community Managers from over 10,000 students who are currently participating in NRL Club Community Programs.

“This year’s group consist of students from extremely diverse walks of life,” said NRL General Manager for Community, Culture and Diversity, Ms Trish Crews.

“For the first time we have been able to invite participants from every club and we extend a special welcome to our attendees from across the Tasman.

“We have students who have grown up in highly populated suburbs including Punchbowl (NSW), Caboolture (QLD) and Reservoir (VIC),  spending the week with students from areas as remote as Charter Towers and towns and communities with populations of no more than 8000 people.

“There is a great opportunity for the group to learn from our Indigenous All Stars who have only just completed their own Indigenous Players Camp on the weekend prior as well as the NRL All Stars, coaches, mentors and their own peers.”

First Name Last NameNRL Club
DanielSandowBroncos
JeffersonSmithBroncos
KanePickwickBroncos
Karen BellBroncos
KaliKempBulldogs
KatrinaGoneisBulldogs
ElijahYouseCowboys
JamesMatthewsCowboys
SeiarneReidCowboys
Tallara WatsonCowboys
TristianNelliman-AdamsCowboys
Donovan GeorgeCowboys
ReeceWallaceCowboys
LumbePabloCowboys
StormPerdoCowboys
RivarRobertsDragons
RyanCarlsonDragons
Jessie BlairDragons
Jordan FieldDragons
SiennaMcDonaldDragons
JamieLeddyDragons
TyroneMaherDragons
JemmaDannDragons
Teisha CloosDragons
BamikaBarrettEels
ChristopherLongbottomEels
MelissaBourkeEels
MitchellGraceEels
EmilyWilsonKnights
JessicaSmithKnights
WilliamTaylorKnights
Zachary McGuinessKnights
LukeBourkePanthers
NikitaAllenPanthers
SamuelBourkePanthers
CourtneyCollyerPanthers
EmilyCooleyRabbitohs
EthanPhillipsRabbitohs
ShianaJohnsonRabbitohs
CaineWallaceRabbitohs
AinsleyFourmileSea Eagles
Jessie DabahSea Eagles
MontygomeryNoble-SwanSea Eagles
NorrisGordan Sea Eagles
Cianni RobertsSharks
Corey HughesSharks
TahleighaBrandwickSharks
TyroneJohnsonSharks
AlitaThorpeStorm
EvanderMitchellStorm
JamieRoman-NelsonStorm
NaomiBamblettStorm
BreannahMcGuinessWests Tigers
EthanKinchelaWests Tigers
KarlindaPottsWests Tigers
RjKinchelaWests Tigers
Toni ThomasTitans
ChloeMasseyTitans
JadeLomas-RonanTitans
Candice JacksonTitans
SavannahMatuaWarriors
DaneClarkWarriors
MatiuLove-HenryWarriors
NikitaMcGruerWarriors