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VIDEO: Football legends help kids kick life goals at expo

FOOTBALL legend Wendell Sailor knows all about scoring on the field.

But he also knows how important it is to kick goals in life.

Yesterday he spoke to a number of students at the Former Origin Greats (FOGs) Indigenous Employment and Career Expo in Rockhampton.

From the police to tradies and health professionals, about 50 exhibitors attended the expo to share information and advice with the students.

"It's important for our kids going forward into the future," Wendell said.

"We want them to know there are opportunities for them, but they've got to work hard. Nothing is for free in this world."

Wendell was joined by a number of other Queensland rugby league legends, including Scott Prince, Jharal Yow Yeh and Allan "Alfie" Langer.

North Rockhampton State High School Year 10 student Kayeden Goltz said the event had inspired her to pursue her dream of getting into medicine.

FOGS SUPPORT: Wendell Sailor with Emmaus College Year 10 students Jordyn Mogg and Tarryn Cora and North Rockhampton High student Kayeden Goltz.
FOGS SUPPORT: Wendell Sailor with Emmaus College Year 10 students Jordyn Mogg and Tarryn Cora and North Rockhampton High student Kayeden Goltz. Allan Reinikka Rokafogs

 

"There are plenty of opportunities and it's got me thinking about what I want to do," the North Queensland Cowboys supporter said.

"It's great to talk to them about all their struggles that they went through and how they overcame them."

Topics:  allan langer, former origin greats, indigenous employment and careers expo, jharal yow yeh, scott prince, wendell sailor




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