Broncos turn up the heat for Dalby fan day5Dec2016
More than 1,100 Brisbane Broncos fans sweated it out in Dalby today to spend the morning with their favourite footy players.
The weekend’s heat wave didn’t stop young fans from taking to the field for a football clinic with the Broncos squad at the annual Arrow Energy Brisbane Broncos Fan Day.
The annual event, hosted by Arrow Energy, saw 46 Broncos players, ex-players and development staff take to the field at Dalby Leagues Club for photos, autographs and a juniors’ clinic.
“This year has been even bigger and better than previous years despite the heat!” local boy Andrew McCullough said.
“I didn’t get opportunities like this when I was a kid to see my sporting heroes, so to be out here thanks to Arrow Energy it’s been fantastic.”
For other team mates, like new recruit Benji Marshall, it was their first visit to Dalby.
“I heard about the fan base out here but didn’t realise just how big it was!” he said.
Broncos ambassadors Jharal Yow Yeh, Lote Tuqiri and Justin Hodges also attended the day.
“This is the first Arrow Energy fan day I’ve been to in Dalby and it hasn’t disappointed – it’s great to get out to regional towns with the team and see the loyal supporters,” Lote Tuqiri said.
“It’s been a great turn out today with fans of all ages – I took to the field with the young kids for a footy clinic and to see the smiles on their faces is what it’s all about.”
Arrow Energy Vice President External Relations and Tenure Management Leisa Elder said Arrow had 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 Elder said.
Arrow's community partners Dalby PCYC, Endeavour Foundation and Lifeflight also attended the event.
Today was the fifth annual fan day held in the Surat Basin, hosted by Arrow Energy the official energy partner of the Brisbane Broncos.