AIMING HIGH: Daryl Halligan gives Rockhampton Grammar School and Frenchville State Primary School students (from left) Joe Shackleton, Robert Sinclair, Tom Willis, Liam Fletcher, Sam Barsby, Matt Smith, Connor Tansey, Liam Briggs and Matt Clarke goal kicking tips.
AIMING HIGH: Daryl Halligan gives Rockhampton Grammar School and Frenchville State Primary School students (from left) Joe Shackleton, Robert Sinclair, Tom Willis, Liam Fletcher, Sam Barsby, Matt Smith, Connor Tansey, Liam Briggs and Matt Clarke goal kicking tips. Melanie Plane Rokdaryl

Rugby League legend kicks into CQ to teach rising stars

CENTRAL Queensland students were treated to clinics with arguably the greatest rugby league goal-kicker of all time yesterday,as Daryl Halligan visited schools around the region.

Former Canterbury Bulldogs winger Halligan was in the region yesterday to pass on his expertise to the CQ Capras squad and spent time connecting with the community.

Joined by Capras coach Jason Hetherington and Capras development officer Ian Webster, Halligan hosted goal-kicking sessions at St Brendan's College, Rockhampton Grammar School and Browne Park and said he was happy to be in town.

"The Capras brought me up to do some work with their kickers and it's good to be here, I came up here on a holiday about 10 years ago so it's a bit different," Halligan said.

"We've been out to Yeppoon and had a kick out there with the schools which was good; basically the top half a dozen kickers in the school came out and we kicked some goals around for a little while to see if we could get them to steer a few over," he added.

Halligan said he enjoyed working with the students as they were most appreciative of his advice.

"I find the kids really good at this age, they're really appreciative and wholesome so it's good to see them out on the fields," he said.

"The talent in Rocky is no different to the talent in places elsewhere at this age which is fantastic.

"It's about spending time out on the field and people in country towns spend more time on the field than most.

"They're still a developing body but young goalkickers should develop an exit and if they can finish in front of the ball after they've kicked it than that should be enough for them to worry about."



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