Balonne Beacon - - FRONT PAGE - Ellen Rans­ley Ellen.Rans­ley@west­ern­

RUGBY league greats mak­ing their way through the game’s heart­land will be in St Ge­orge to­day, as the Drought Re­lief Good­will Tour nears its end.

The tour be­gan in Lon­greach on Mon­day, and has since hit Black­all and Charleville, be­fore mak­ing its way to Roma to­mor­row and Satur­day.

Ma­roons stars David Shilling­ton, Michael Crocker, Chris Walker, Cronulla player Kurt Capewell and for­mer Bron­cos player Shane Walker are vis­it­ing ru­ral lo­ca­tions to raise morale amongst drought-stricken res­i­dents.

Charleville born and bred, Capewell said he couldn’t wait to see the joy this tour would bring to many ru­ral res­i­dents.

“I’m ab­so­lutely thrilled that the game has come to­gether to sup­port those do­ing it tough in these ar­eas,” Capewell said.

The group will be at St Ge­orge State School to­day, host­ing a coach­ing and de­vel­op­ment clinic.

This evening the Aussie Ho­tel will host an in­for­mal meet-and-greet fundraiser, where lo­cal res­i­dents are en­cour­aged to par­tic­i­pate, with op­por­tu­ni­ties to speak about how the drought is af­fect­ing them, par­tic­u­larly men­tally.


LEAGUE GREATS IN AC­TION: Kurt Capewell in ac­tion for the Cronulla Sharks. Capewell will be in St Ge­orge to­day as a drought ini­tia­tive.

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