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Hudson Young (left) and Corey Horsburgh show off Canberra's Crazy Socks. Credit: Canberra Raiders

Players from across the NRL have this week donned their "Crazy Socks” to help raise awareness of the community work undertaken through the Men of League’s National Wellbeing Program.

It comes after grassroots clubs throughout Australia showed their support for the campaign over the last few weeks, with proceeds raised from sales of the socks – which are available for purchase on – helping to fund the ongoing work of the program.

Crazy Socks will this week be spotted on players during training sessions, at captain’s runs and on the field, as Men of League celebrates their 20th year in 2022.

Over the past two decades the foundation has spent more than $10m on direct physical, emotional and financial support for those in the grassroots rugby league community who are experiencing hardship, along with dedicating over 10,000 hours of volunteer face to face and virtual visitations.

Among those who have been assisted are volunteer coaches, managers, gear stewards, groundskeepers, canteen workers, referees and club administrators, who are at the heart of local footy clubs.  

If you know someone within your local grassroots rugby league community who needs physical, financial or emotional support, please get in touch with the foundation through or email them at

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