Broncos diehards tackle rain for fan day14Dec2015
More than 500 devoted Brisbane Broncos fans tackled the wet weather in Dalby today to spend the morning with their favourite team.
The Arrow Energy Brisbane Broncos Fan Day saw 15 players take to the field at Dalby Leagues Club for photos, autographs, a juniors' clinic and a touch football game with local residents.
The annual event, hosted by Arrow Energy, is the biggest regional fan day for the Broncos each year and a special homecoming for local boy Andrew McCullough.
"Rugby league is a huge part of Queensland communities and the reception we've received here in Dalby, in my hometown, has been fantastic," he said.
"I love coming back to Dalby – the support we get out here is outstanding and I really appreciate everyone coming out today, despite the weather conditions.
"We've had a couple of really good fan days with Arrow Energy and today hasn't disappointed.
"People have come from all over the Western Downs area, some people further than that, to say g'day – it's definitely made the team even more pumped for the 2016 season."
For other team mates, like star player Anthony Milford, it was their first visit to Dalby.
"The boys had told me the fan day had a great vibe and plenty of diehard supporters," he said.
"It's great to finally be out here to take a break from pre-season training and spend time with our fans."
Arrow Energy Community Relations Manager Peta Tucker said Arrow has partnered with the Broncos since 2012.
"We have a great partnership with the Broncos and work closely with them to bring a host of activities and events to regional communities where we operate," Ms Tucker said.
Arrow's community partners Dalby PCYC, Endeavour Foundation and Careflight also attended the event.
A highlight of the day was the 'Broncos and Western Downs Local Legends' touch football game, refereed by Western Downs Mayor Ray Brown.
Today was the fourth annual fan day held in the Surat Basin, hosted by Arrow Energy the official energy partner of the Brisbane Broncos.
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