Players from the NRL and the PNG Hunters have taken time out from training this week to send a message of the importance of education to the children of both nations.

Stars from both competitions recorded the video reinforcing the “Stay in school” message. They urged kids to prioritise education alongside their love of sport, and to discover what they are passionate about to focus their efforts. The education push is part of the NRL-run League Bilong Laif (League for Life) program in Papua New Guinea. To date, the program has reached more than 32,000 students (48 per cent female) and trained more than 800 teachers (61 per cent female) from more than 80 schools.