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Broncos legends to pass NRL knowledge on to students

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Brisbane Broncos Michael Hancock will be in Bundaberg this week to teach local students more about the sport. Photo: Broncos

As the Brisbane Broncos prepare to take on the Melbourne Storm this Friday night one of the club’s inaugural premiership winners will be inspiring the next generation in a regional tour this week.

Club legend Michael Hancock, along with former Broncos stars David Staggs, Casey McGuire and Darren Burns from the Broncos game development team, will be in town for the annual Junior Boys Broncos Challenge Finals from today.

Year 7, 8 and 9 students from Shalom College and Bundaberg State High School will this year battle it out across three finals games at The Waves Sports Complex from 4 pm.

It comes as the Broncos are also set to celebrate 30 years next month since the club won
its first premiership (1992) with game development spearhead Michael Hancock a premiership original.

He’ll pass on not only football skills, but vital life skills as the star-studded Broncos game
development team also run its mentoring program and school clinics during the tour.

They will visit Bundaberg North State High School, Isis District State High School, Bundaberg State High School and St Patrick’s Primary School.

The Brisbane Broncos game development department provides grass roots and community rugby league support throughout Australia, with a primary focus in Queensland and Northern NSW.

The department is the largest game development operation in the NRL, operating since the club’s inception to the competition in 1988, visiting over 50,000 children and working with over 2000 community based coaches annually.

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