Sid Domic, left, and Matt Sing discussing football with current North Rockhampton State High School students Trey Butler, Jerron Wagg and Leithen Goltz.
Sid Domic, left, and Matt Sing discussing football with current North Rockhampton State High School students Trey Butler, Jerron Wagg and Leithen Goltz. Sharyn Oneill

NRL stars return to school

TWO former NRL stars recently returned to their old stamping ground at North Rockhampton State High School for a special NAIDOC Week celebration.

Sid Domic and Matt Sing reminisced about failing biology together, playing high school footy together, playing on opposing NRL teams, then finishing off their footy careers in England.

But of all the things they have learnt in life so far, both wished they had studied that little bit harder at school, or just listened a little in biology.

The pair spoke with indigenous students of the school about studying hard and encouraged students to follow their dreams.

"We've come from the same area and the same backgrounds; there is no reason they can't achieve what we have," said Sid, who is now a teacher's assistant running sporting programs in Bundaberg.

Matt, who works at Gracemere and lives in Yeppoon with his family, echoed Sid's words.

"If you get an opportunity, you've just got to take it," he said.

Student and football hopeful Jerron Wagg listened intently to everything the pair had to say.

He and his mates discussed with Sid and Matt what it was like playing top-grade football, hoping he might one day be able to share the same advice with future students.



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