LEAGUE GREATS IN BUSH
THE countdown is on for the Queensland Rugby League Drought Relief Goodwill Tour, which will see current and former NRL stars arrive in the region next week.
Their mission is to bring some cheer with their fun-filled schedule of visits.
Among the touring party will be the Cronulla Sharks’ utility who was born and raised in Charleville, Kurt Capewell.
Coming home with fellow NRL players was an exciting prospect, Capewell said.
“I’m absolutely thrilled that the game has come together to support those doing it tough in these areas,” he said.
“I can’t wait to get home and see the joy that this experience brings to many, including some of my family and friends.”
As part of their trip to bring footy and fun to drought affected towns, the pro players will join NRL Game Development teams at schools for coaching clinics.
Each day they’ll be finishing off at the pub, where the players will meet with locals to share laughs, stories and beer, donated as part of the tour.
To cap it off, Men of League will hold a golf day in Roma to raise funds for the drought relief effort.
QRL and Men of League national director Darryl Van de Velde said this was the least they could do.
“We really feel for the people who are affected by the drought and thought we could make a difference by getting out into the communities to have a chat and listen to their concerns.”
HEART TOUR: Charleville’s Kurt Capewell is among the touring party for the Drought Relief Tour.