NRL CEO Todd Greenberg has praised Bengalla Hunter Valley Group 21 Rugby League for its ongoing commitment to the Where There's a Will (WTAW) Foundation.
The Scone Thoroughbreds will host their very own "Magic Round" as part of the competition's annual fundraising and awareness efforts to support WTAW, with 35 games to be played in Scone on Saturday, June 29.
While the club's league tag fixtures are scheduled to take the field the night before (June 28), every team from under-6s through to first grade will play in the same town on the same day.
Greenberg, who attended the WTAW round in 2017, applauded everyone involved in the initiative.
"I've witnessed first-hand how dedicated the Group 21 rugby league community is to improving wellbeing and mental health across the Upper Hunter," he said.
"I'm thrilled to see this dedication reach another level with its very own 'Magic Round' in 2019.
"Group 21 and the Scone Thoroughbreds are providing a powerful example of how rugby league can help direct meaningful change in a community.
"With 35 teams, in a town with a population of just over 5000, the sport clearly enjoys a big profile in Scone.
"I'm so pleased to see them use that profile to address such an important issue.
"The NRL's State of Mind program emphasises the need for prevention and education when it comes to mental illness and wellbeing, messages that are also being shared and implemented by Where There's a Will."
On Saturday, June 29, the action will kick-off at 8.30am, culminating in the main game of the day with Scone playing the Singleton Greyhounds at 4pm for the Where There's a Will Shield.
Senior teams will wear jerseys specially customised for the match and these will be auctioned at a function at Scone Sporties after the feature showdown.
Where There's a Will merchandise will be available to purchase on the day at Scone Park, too.
Other games to be played over the weekend supporting the WTAW round include Murrurundi facing Merriwa at 3.10pm on Saturday and Aberdeen tackling Denman at 2pm at McKinnon Field on Sunday.
Singleton, Denman, Aberdeen, Murrurundi, Muswellbrook and Merriwa will auction their jerseys at a later date, with all funds raised to support Positive Education initiatives in their own communities.