Cow­boys visit School stu­dents

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS - By Kathryn Cy­gan

STU­DENTS at Can­non­vale State School had some spe­cial vis­i­tors on Fe­bru­ary 11, as three play­ers from NRL team the Cow­boys popped in for a visit.

Play­ers Tau­tau Moga, Braden Uele and Pa­trick Mago spoke to all stu­dents at a spe­cial as­sem­bly, where they an­swered ques­tions from the chil­dren about what it’s like to be a pro­fes­sional foot­baller.

Phys­i­cal education teacher An­nette Munck­ton said the stu­dents were ex­cited to meet their foot­ball idols.

“They were very keen to lis­ten and ask ques­tions. They also brought in mem­o­ra­bilia which the Cow­boys signed,” she said.

The pur­pose of their visit was to en­cour­age stu­dents to lead a more ac­tive life­style and to have hopes and as­pi­ra­tions for the fu­ture.

“They spoke about set­ting goals and work­ing to­wards goals and dreams, and that mo­ti­va­tion and help gets them through the tough times.”

Ms Munck­ton said the visit was cer­tainly a high­light for the chil­dren.

“It was great to have the play­ers come in and in­spire the chil­dren to lead healthy life­styles,” she said.

FOOTY LEG­ENDS: Can­non­vale State School cap­tains Vel­vet and Jonathan Heat­ley with Cow­boys play­ers Braden Uele, Pa­trick Mago, and Tau­tau Moga.

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