Local students at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School rubbed shoulders with greats of the game as they practiced their skills ahead of the Bulldogs NRL game at Salters Oval.
Legends Willie Mason and Terry Lamb are this week visiting the region ahead of the game.
Terry said it was great to be able to bring the game to the Bundaberg Region, while also helping students to enjoy the game of football in the lead up to the match.
“The kids are absolutely fantastic, it is great to see them out here playing footy while enjoying the game itself,” Terry said.
“It is important that the game gets all around Australia, and Bundaberg is a great town to bring the game to.”
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Deputy Principal David Boge said it was great for the students to take part in a skills session with the Bulldogs legends.
“It is a real achievement for Bundaberg to have such a great team to come to Bundaberg for the game on Sunday 7 August,” David said.
“Having Willie Mason and Terry Lamb come along, two greats of the game, our players have absolutely loved it.
“This will be something that a lot of the Bundaberg community will remember, and just go wow, I cannot believe we have had an NRL game here at Salter Oval in
Bundaberg and hopefully for the next few years we will see the Bulldogs back.
“The game is the talk of the town at the moment, with the game only a few weeks away, everyone is starting to get really excited.”
Local rugby league player and St Mary’s student Curtis Green said it was awesome to have the opportunity to meet the NRL legends.
“It is pretty awesome to meet these Australian football players who are legends of the game,” Curtis said.
“I play front row second row and love footy because you can tackle and run up the middle.
“I am really looking forward to going to the game to watch the Bulldogs play.”
The match will be played at Salter Oval in front of an expected crowd of about 8000 people.
You can find out more about the Bulldogs here.
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