broncos visit surat basin

The Brisbane Broncos will delight school children across the Surat Basin, January 28 & 29 during a tour that offers leadership advice, reading help and coaching clinic to some of the Broncos youngest fans.

The Broncos, in partnership with Arrow Energy, will visit 15 schools on their tour giving children the opportunity to meet and learn first hand from their sporting heroes about the importance of education, healthy lifestyle and careers.

“As champion NRL stars, the Broncos words carry a great weight with children and young adults, especially when it’s delivered face-to-face in a school classroom,” Arrow Energy Community Relations Manager Peta Tucker said.

“I’m pleased Arrow has been able to use its partnership with the Broncos to bring the team out to regional schools in the Darling and Western Downs.”

Activities include Broncos Book Clubs where players conduct interactive reading sessions with kids that highlight the importance of male reading role models and Be A Champion Sessions, informal class discussions around the importance of good health, well being, exercise and food.

The Broncos Leadership Forum will see selected students from schools in Dalby come together to hear from Broncos players about what it means to be a leader and the commitment required to reach their full potential from the likes of senior players Corey Parker and Sam Thaiday.

The visit will conclude with a junior rugby league clinic on January 29 at Toowoomba Sports Ground (Clive Berghofer Stadium).

“This tour gives us the opportunity to deliver positive lifestyle messages to young school children who are at an age where advice from their favourite footy player could really make a difference and help shape them,” Senior player Sam Thaiday said.

The tour will visit Chinchilla State High School, Chinchilla State School, Miles State High School, Miles State School, Brigalow State School, Clifford Park Special School, Cecil Plains State School, Warra State School, Wandoan State School, Guluguba State School.

The leadership forum will be held at the Dalby PCYC with students from Dalby State School, Dalby South State School, Dalby State High School, Dalby Christian College and Our Lady of the Southern Cross College.

The junior rugby league clinic in Toowoomba is open to children from ages 6-16. Places are limited and registration is essential. For more information and to register your son or daughter, visit the Arrow Energy website www.arrowenergy.com.au.