Broncos blitz Surat schools

28Jan2016

The Brisbane Broncos swapped their footy boots for story books today, visiting more than 150 school children across the Surat Basin.

The two-day regional tour hosted by Arrow Energy is visiting 15 schools in the region, delivering Broncos Book Clubs, highlighting the importance of providing children with male reading role models, and ‘Be a Champion’ sessions, promoting healthy lifestyles.

“It’s great to come out here with Arrow and visit regional schools in the Surat – the kids are over the moon to see us and we’ve received a really warm welcome at every school,” Senior Player Corey Parker said.

“These are small schools that wouldn’t usually get the chance to see their sporting heroes face-to-face.

“One of the schools had an enrolment of ten kids – it was pretty special to spend the afternoon with them reading books and talking about the importance of reading.

“Having four kids myself, I know just how important it is for them to understand the importance of reading and the positive impact it has on their lives – hopefully we’ve inspired lots of the kids here today.”

The team paid a visit to schools in Brigalow, Kogan, Warra, Gulugaba, Wandoan, Miles and Chinchilla.

“The kids were so excited when they heard the Broncos would be coming to see them for their first week back at school,” Brigalow State School Principal Trudi Eather said.

“It’s fantastic that Arrow has brought the Broncos out to visit our schools – it’s an opportunity for country kids to meet their sporting stars, especially as reading role models.”

“It also shows the children that even the smallest schools matter!”

Tomorrow, senior school students from Dalby will hear from the Broncos about what is means to be a leader.

The tour will conclude with a junior rugby league clinic at 3pm at Toowoomba Sports Ground (Clive Berghofer Stadium).

Registrations for the junior clinic close tomorrow at 12pm (Friday 29 January).

To register for the junior rugby league clinic visit www.arrowenergy.com.au.

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