JUNIOR Tia Kilifi's season has been marred by injury but the Panthers flyer hasn't just been busy with rehab and recovery.
A cultural awareness campaign, a newborn and a nightclub have all been keeping his hands and heart full.
Tia Kilifi's cultural awareness initiative, Hype 2 Unite, hosted a community event at ABCOE in Penrith last month and he's also taken the campaign to local high schools in recent weeks.
"The most recent was over at Doonside Tech High School for a Samoan cricket game," Tia Kilifi said.
"We also went to Mt Druitt High School to talk about how to treat women with respect and staying strong in values and upbringing.
"They [students] tend to get misled just with the friends they hang out with; that's where Hype 2 Unite came in.
"Obviously these things do happen.
"I've been through sticky situations myself and I've always known family and the closest, closest true friends that have been there with you in the past."
The Hype 2 Unite community are working towards their big production concert in October, called Journey In The Pacific, with tickets soon to be available from the Panthers Leagues Club.
Tia Kilifi also became a dad two weeks ago when his partner, Jackie, gave birth to their daughter, Cruzayne.
"So far, it's has been a massive, massive joy in my life," Tia Kilifi said.
He has also been busy with a nightclub he and a friend set up at the Penrith Hotel, titled Juicy Fridays.
Despite his hectic schedule, Tia Kilifi hasn't taken his mind off returning to first grade footy.
"Hopefully I'll get a good pre-season and go from there," he said.