Broncos going back to school in the Surat


The Brisbane Broncos squad will head back to school next fortnight for a two-day regional tour hosted by Arrow Energy.

The team will visit 12 schools across the Surat Basin on 1 & 2 February, delivering leadership advice, reading tips and a coaching clinic for junior fans.

Arrow Energy Community Relations Manager Peta Tucker said the tour will visit students in Chinchilla, Warra, Kogan, Wandoan, Brigalow, Guluguba, Miles and Toowoomba.

“These school visits are a great opportunity for primary school kids to hear from their sporting heroes about the importance of reading and living healthy and active lifestyles,” Ms Tucker said.

“We’ll also be hosting a leadership forum for senior students to speak with the squad about what is means to be a leader, both in their local community and in their future careers.

“The Broncos are role models for many of these children and their words carry a great weight, especially when it’s delivered face-to-face.”

The tour will conclude with a free junior rugby league clinic on Thursday 2 February at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba Campus.

“We’ve been doing this tour with Arrow for a few years now and it’s great to hear about the positive impact the visits have had on the local kids,” senior player Sam Thaiday said.

“It’s a different experience for both us and the country kids – they aren’t used to being in contact with NRL players as often as city kids are, so it makes it all the more special.

“The bonus is we get to give out some positive messages about leadership and the importance of education, and that has to make a difference.”

The school visits will deliver three educational programs:

Broncos Book Clubs – interactive reading sessions with the players, highlighting the importance of providing children with male reading models.

‘Be a Champion’ sessions – informal class discussions to highlight the importance of healthy lifestyles, covering good health, wellbeing, exercise and food.

Broncos Leadership Forum – the 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.

The tour will visit Chinchilla State School, Chinchilla State High School, Miles State High School, Miles State School, Brigalow State School, Clifford Park Special School, Warra State School, Wandoan State School, Guluguba State School, Kogan State School, St Joseph’s Special School and Toowoomba West Special School.

Media contact:
Phone: +61 400 693 248