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PLAY­ING CA­REER: 2008-present NRL GAMES: 168 PO­SI­TION: Hooker

An­drew McCullough signed with the Bron­cos from Dalby State High School when he was in Year 8, but to fur­ther his ed­u­ca­tion moved to Bris­bane to com­plete Year 12. At Bris­bane State High School in 2007 he achieved his dream of play­ing for the Aus­tralian School­boys, along­side cur­rent Bron­cos team­mate Ben Hunt. The fol­low­ing year, as an 18-year-old, he made his NRL de­but for the Bron­cos. But McCullough has not for­got­ten his roots and an­nu­ally presents awards to promis­ing ath­letes at both his pri­mary and sec­ondary schools in Dalby. For the past three years he has do­nated two $500 cash prizes to a stu­dent at each school who does not have the fi­nan­cial sup­port to fur­ther their sport­ing prow­ess. And he stip­u­lates that the sport­ing stars who gain the awards must also be good cit­i­zens and dili­gent stu­dents. “I don’t want the win­ners to be kids who are just out­stand­ing ath­letes,” An­drew stressed. “When I was grow­ing up I was very lucky be­cause my hard-work­ing par­ents were able to fi­nan­cially sup­port me. But not all kids are as for­tu­nate as I was. “Be­ing able to rep­re­sent both my Dalby schools at sport was an hon­our, so hope­fully through this as­sis­tance from me these stu­dents can also progress in their cho­sen sports.”

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