NRL stars visit the west
Students at West Wyalong and Lake Cargelligo parish schools were excited to receive visits this week from current and former NRL stars.
The players were taking part in the NRL Road to Regions program.
At St Mary’s War Memorial School West Wyalong, assistant principal Angela Scott said you could hear a pin drop as the children listened to former rugby league stars Luke Lewis and Jeremy Latimore.
“Luke Lewis told them that he was always very small and was told that he would never make it in rugby league,” she said. “But, he stuck to his guns and ended up playing for the Penrith Panthers and the Cronulla Sharks.”
St Francis Xavier Primary School in Lake Cargelligo had a visit from Terry Campese and Steve Menzies.
“I thought the videos they showed us were cool and we got to learn new games with the players which was fun,” said Benji from Year 6.
Principal Jacinta Elwin said that they were very grateful that the players came to speak to the students.
“Seeing an NRL sportsperson is a highlight for the children, and for those players to be speaking about the important values of gratitude, resilience and support is incredibly special for our kids,” Jacinta said.
“It is nearly impossible for the children here to go to an NRL game so to have the players make an effort to come out here is amazing to see.”