Member for Baulkham Hills and Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier David Elliott was
today appointed the first ever Parliamentary Patron for the Men Of League foundation.
Mr Elliott said it was an honour to be asked to help assist in providing for members of the rugby league family who had fallen on tough times.
“Men of League is a widely respected charity,” Mr Elliott said.
“Men Of League’s vision is to be the charity of choice in the Rugby League community and the benchmark support organisation in the Australian and global sporting context.
“As a youngster growing up, men like Ron Coote were idolised by my schoolmates, and to now be working with him and Men Of League to help the rugby league community is a fantastic opportunity.
Men Of League Chief Executive Officer Corene Strauss said the appointment of Mr Elliott indicated the strengthening of the Men Of League brand in the community.
“The first ever appointment of a NSW Parliamentary Patron is a fantastic endorsement of the work and relevance of Men Of League,” Ms Strauss said.
“David is a strong supporter of our game and our organisation, is very community minded and well aligned with the values of Men of League.
“David will assist us in forming a strong and valuable partnership with the NSW Parliament in providing for our community.”
Men Of League aims to enhance the lives of the men, women and children of the Rugby League community by providing essential welfare and social support in a timely,
effective and efficient manner.