The week of activities based around the Indigenous All Stars match in Newcastle this weekend is in full swing.

Both the mens and womens Indigenous and World All Stars side have been working with schools and communities through out the week, an aspect that players say is one of the most important part of the weeks activities.

North Queensland Cowboys star Gavin Cooper (pictured) will line up for the World side and he says to see the benefit of the week, you only have to look at that the face of the people that get so much from the work the players do.