This week is the NRL Community Carnival where players in the NRL go around to Primary Schools reinforcing healthy and educational messages. This year the NRL Game Development staff were able to take the Melbourne Storm players to schools in Melbourne rather than regional areas. Some of our neighboring schools including Doveton College, Hallam Primary School and James Cook Primary School were lucky enough to have Cooper Cronk and Tim Glasby visit them.

Due to Hallam Senior College’s strong commitment to Rugby League and also assistance in the local community for the game, the NRL Game Development staff organised for Cooper and Tim to drop by on Tuedsay 17th Februaryand have a quick chat to the boys in the Rugby League program. All the boys that attended were enthralled to hear from Tim and Cooper. Especially Cooper who is a former Dally M medalist, Australian halfback, Queensland halfback and Melbourne Storm halfback.

Both players talked about and answered questions related to:

– Themselves and their backgrounds

– What is was like moving interstate as a 17-18 year old trying to live a dream away from family and friends.

– Getting knock backs and being sent home to improve attitude and fitness.

– Greatest highlights. Which were debut’s, Grand Final wins, State of Origin wins, running out to Suncorp stadium, Playing for your country, facing the haka

– What it is like to go through a grueling pre season.

Coopers advice was “the little things become the big things, so train hard and focus on the basics”.

But most of all the message was how much they love playing Rugby League and playing it with their mates.

Hallam Senior College would like to thank Cooper and Tim for coming out and sharing their time with us. We would especially like to thank Holly Fuda and James Lewis for arranging the visit and bringing the players to us.

We wish Melbourne storm, Copper and Tim all the best for the season ahead. Go STORM!!!