Some of NSW Rugby League's all-time greats were on hand at Crestwood Oval in Baulkham Hills yesterday to pass on their skills and knowledge to 20 junior players from rugby league clubs that are participants in the nib foundation-supported Good Sports Junior program.
The young players from Greystane Devils, Lalor Park,
Girraween Eagles and Kellyville Bushrangers were rewarded for their club's
commitment to providing a safer and healthier sporting environment.
Ranging in age from five to 16 years, the players took
part in a range of drills and activities and were taken through their paces by
former NSW Origin players, Luke Burt, Josh Perry and Steve "Blocker"
Good Sports project officer, Penny Morgan, said she
was delighted that nib foundation had given them the chance to reward these
clubs with such an exciting opportunity for their junior players.
"I've worked closely with these clubs for a while now
and today's opportunity is a great reward for the time and effort these
committees put in to creating safe environments for their juniors," Penny said.
nib foundation has partnered with Good Sports Junior since 2015. The program assists clubs to deliver
healthy sporting environments around the key focus areas of alcohol, smoking,
healthy eating and sideline behaviour. It also aims to keep kids involved in
sport for longer through safe and enjoyable junior sporting club experiences.
The unique school holiday training clinic was made possible thanks to nib's partnership with the NSW Blues.
Click here to find out more about the Good Sports Junior program.