Vis­i­tors look­ing for sup­port

Weekend Courier - - Sport -

WEST Hull’s best will take on the best of the west when the UK ju­nior rugby league club vis­its Perth for a spe­cial pro­mo­tional tour.

The tour, which is slated for early 2019, will see the visit­ing West Hull un­der-12s team pro­mote and play rugby league at lo­cal schools, as well as tak­ing on state teams from the North­ern Fu­sion and South­ern Pride.

NRL WA op­er­a­tions man­ager Tony Crowe said the visit aimed not only to pro­mote the sport in Perth but to fos­ter and en­cour­age re­la­tion­ships be­tween com­mu­ni­ties us­ing rugby league.

“We are look­ing at get­ting the team into some lo­cal high schools for a day to ex­pe­ri­ence a day in the life of a typ­i­cal Aus­tralian pupil,” he said.

“I am also con­tact­ing the lo­cal AFL sides to show the boys a sport they have no knowl­edge of.

“The tour­ing group will have un­ri­valled op­por­tu­ni­ties to ex­pand their per­sonal de­vel­op­ment, dis­ci­pline and lead­er­ship skills and be­come role mod­els and am­bas­sadors.

“It is a trip they will never for­get, which will pro­vide in­spi­ra­tion for years to come.”

Crowe said they were look­ing for some fam­i­lies in the area will­ing to house a player and par­ent them dur­ing the visit.

Any­one who can help is asked to email Fre­man­tle Roost­ers’ James Bunce at jim­

South­ern Pride com­prises South Perth Lions, Wil­lagee Bears, Fre­man­tle Roost­ers and Kwinana Wolves rugby league clubs.

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