Qld stars to in­spire the next wave of he­roes

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

Next week’s Ma­roons’ Fan Day in Proser­pine could in­spire the next Greg Inglis or Billy Slater, ac­cord­ing to the QRL’s north­ern di­vi­sion man­ager.

Scott Nos­wor­thy, a for­mer Proser­pine lo­cal, knows how mo­ti­vat­ing a visit from the game’s su­per­stars can be, re­call­ing a sim­i­lar event in the 1980s.

“I still re­mem­ber many years ago Mal Meninga, Peter Jack­son and Ed­die Muller com­ing to town. I was 10 or 11 years old but I knew they were su­per­stars,” he said.

“I still re­mem­ber to this day what hap­pened that week­end and this is a sim­i­lar thing. If I can re­mem­ber it now, it’s go­ing to be a fan­tas­tic ex­pe­ri­ence for these kids.”

Proser­pine’s league fans won’t be the only ones lap­ping up Tues­day’s event, with sup­port­ers from Mackay, Bowen and the Cen­tral High­lands tipped to make the trip.

“It’s the first time this event has come to NQ. Usu­ally it’s held in around the cen­tral di­vi­sions and south west so this is a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity for the game and young peo­ple here,” Nos­wor­thy said.

“If you’re a kid in­ter­ested in all sports, hope­fully it will in­spire them to play our game and do some­thing within the game of rugby league.”

Nos­wor­thy also saved praise for both the ju­nior and se­nior Brah­mans, who he said were work­ing hard to grow and pro­mote the game.

The day will also fea­ture a clinic run by NRL de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cers from all across North Queens­land.

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