Footy stars send a message to our school leaders
Broncos pay a visit to Dalby kids
LEADERSHIP FORUM: Broncos players Sam Thaiday, Corey Parker and Mitchell Dodds with Dalby school leaders Sam Laffy, Matthew Wise and Matilda Salter.
DALBY students took a break from the books on Thursday, with school leaders from Dalby Christian College, Dalby South and Dalby State School enjoying a visit from their sporting heroes.
Schools around the Surat Basin were treated to a visit from team members and ambassadors from the Brisbane Broncos, who paid a visit to 14 schools across the region, delivering important messages to their young fans.
The two-day tour included clinics at an impressive 14 schools, with the Broncos delivering reading tips and advice on leaving healthy and active lives.
After travelling to a number of small schools around the region, the team then visited Dalby for a leadership forum with students discussing what it means to be a leader, both in the local community and in future careers.
Sam Thaiday said the workshops had been enjoyed by both students and the players.
“The kids have all been good; they’ve been really respectful and grateful and I hope they’ve enjoyed it and take something away from it,” he said.
“When I was growing up in Townsville the Cowboys did stuff like this a bit, and I certainly learned a few lessons going forward into my rugby league career.
“The workshops have all been good... it’s been very hot, so it’s lucky the majority have been inside in the air-con!”
The squad was also joined by 12 Broncos support staff, Arrow Energy staff, and Broncos ambassadors Corey Parker and Jharal Yow Yeh.
“It’s great to take on an ambassador role with the club and still take part in community tours like this,” Mr Parker said.
“I’ve gone on the Surat Basin school tour with Arrow for a number of years now and it’s great to come out to regional schools and deliver positive messages PHOTO: JESSICA BAHR about living healthy and active lifestyles.
“Many kids in regional areas never get the chance to meet their sporting heroes, so to have four or five of us walk into the classroom and chat to them for a few hours is a pretty big deal for them.”
The tour concluded with a free junior rugby league clinic at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba.
I hope they’ve enjoyed it and take something away from it. — Sam Thaiday
LEADERS: Lacey O’Brien, Katie Stenzel, Sam Thaiday, Corey Parker, Mitchell Sternes and Mitchell Dodds.