Kenny to spread the NRL word

BRONCOS prop and former Rockhampton product Nick Kenny will next month return to Central Queensland to spread the word of rugby league to our local young guns.

The star will again travel this year to schools in Central Queensland for the Community Carnival with three of his NRL teammates Corey Parker, Ben Te’o and Ashton Sims by his side, from February 8-13.

The four will hit the road around the Emerald and Central Highlands region to promote healthy eating and talk about their lives as professional football players.

While other NRL stars set to travel to Rockhampton schools have yet to be named.

But the footy feast doesn’t stop there, with Rockhampton this year wrapping up the six-day carnival with a coaching clinic at Browne Park.

And this year’s clinic will be assisted with the Broncos team, who are in town for the pre-season game against Melbourne Storm at Browne Park on February 13.

Last year the clinic was held in Gladstone with more than 600 kids from ages 6-12 swarming the fields to get their one-on-one advice from the top NRL stars.

Coaching Developing Officer Dominic Draper said during the week the NRL boys will visit schools around the region to promote a healthy eating message; Eat Well, Play Well, Stay Well.

“On Monday of that week the carnival will start at Darling Downs and those areas and then come through the Central Highlands area on Thursday and Friday,” Draper said.

“It also goes to Wide Bay and we send different players from the Broncos to different areas in the South West, Capricornia and Wide Bay regions.”

But with this year’s coaching clinic with a smaller playing field at Browne Park, Draper said there will be only enough room for about 400 young players.

For more information call Dominic Draper on 4922 3639.

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