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Yeppoon primary teacher represented Ireland in AFL International Cup

Irish teacher Robert McElhone

PLAYING football at the 2017 AFL International Cup for his native Ireland at the MCG and finishing third in the world was an unforgettable experience for Yeppoon primary school teacher, Robert McElhone. Mr McElhone and his Irish team joined 20 other nations for the two-week amateur carnival in Melbourne from August 5-19. A teacher at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School ... Read More »

Cowboys’ star Matthew Scott is helping to tackle Townsville’s growing gambling crisis

Matthew Scott

RUGBY league star Matthew Scott has joined forces with social services organisation Centacare North Queensland to tackle the region’s gambling crisis. Working in the community as its official Gambling Help ambassador, Mr Scott was out and about in Townsville and Mount Isa to raise awareness of responsible gambling as part of Responsible Gambling Awareness Week held nationally from July 24-30. ... Read More »

Windsor students picked to be the face of the 2017 World Cup

league legends

STUDENTS from St Mary of the Cross School, Windsor, have been chosen as the “face” of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. It came about when every student at the school took part in a six-week long rugby league clinic, which focused on ball skills, tactics, fitness and teamwork. As a reward for their hard work they were offered an ... Read More »

Q&A with Broncos CEO Paul White

Broncos CEO Paul While

Paul White began his adult life as a young policeman and aspiring footballer, two aspects that would go on to shape his professional and personal life significantly. Paul and his wife Angela travelled throughout Queensland with Paul’s career in law enforcement. Paul soon built a reputation as an authoritative figure with strong moral values. Values he would transfer into a ... Read More »

Coach to Broncos stars retires as high school teacher

Steve Parle

MANY rugby league fans will be familiar with the names of star Queenslanders Julian O’Neill, Matt Sing, PJ Marsh, and more recently Ben Hunt and Corey Oates, but what about Steve Parle? He’s likely unknown to most, even though he’s had a hand in the success of these champions and many others. Steve Parle is also a man thousands of ... Read More »

Ready to sleep rough

THE Broncos and Jharal Yew Yow are putting their combined weight behind the Vinnies CEO Sleepout to help break the cycle of homelessness. They recently joined with Brisbane Mayor Graham Quirk, Queensland St Vincent de Paul Society chief executive officer Peter Maher and the dedicated ambassadors to officially launch this year’s event at Suncorp Stadium. “Close to 20,000 Queenslanders face ... Read More »

Glory days to sing about

John Sattler

By Peter Bugden JOHN Sattler is no angel – having earned the reputation of being one of the toughest men to play rugby league doesn’t quite fit the picture. But he is a regular Mass-goer in Surfers Paradise parish, and the holiday crowds belting out carols at Christmas celebrations there this week can expect to see him among them. Instead ... Read More »

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