NRL Dragons players visit Narooma High School
Stan Gorton - Narooma News
NRL Dragons players Dylan Farrell and Hame Sele dropped into Narooma High School on Tuesday with the message of “Dream, Believe, Achieve”.
In the morning, the players along with NRL Game Development Manager Adam Vanzanten visited Narooma Public School to talk about health and well-being, all part of the NRL’s Community Carnival that saw players visit around 20,000 students from Helensburgh to Eden.
Dylan Farrell spoke about growing up in Culburra Beach, playing junior footy for the Dolphins before going to play for the Rabbitohs as an Under 16 player staying there for six years before coming back home to play with the Dragons. Hame Sele from Sydney played his junior footy with the Kingsgrove Colts before starting his NRL career this year.
Among those who chose to attend where the Eurobodalla Sports Achievement Award winner Lilly Bennett, who has the dream of playing football and doing athletics as a career. Also there was Teig Wilton who has just spent 10 months training with the NRL Cronulla Sharks and who will be going back to train in September.
Farrell spoke about setting goals and working to achieve them. While he was fortunate enough to realise his dream of playing professional footy, he also had a fall-back career as a builder. His new goal was to encourage as many young indigenous footy players to realise their dreams. They also stressed the importance of study noting that around 180 of the 400 current NRL players were attending university, with all players involved in some form of study.