Titans team up with Woopi fans
By BRAD GREENSHIELDS
WIDE-EYED with wonder at being able to see and touch two of their rugby league heroes, students from Woolgoolga Public School yesterday were left pinching themselves at being able to run around with Jetstar Gold Coast Titans Scott Prince and Mark Minichiello.
Appearing at a clinic alongside Coffs Harbour's ARL development officer Cindy Greenshields, both of the Titans admitted that as much as they love promoting the game that both have been playing since they started primary school, there was a slight alterior motive in their visit.
"We talked about it on the way down that we're probably the closest team to Coffs so if we're going to get them to follow rugby league, why not get them to follow the Titans?" Prince said cheekily.
Minichiello said that while he'd love all the kids at yesterday's clinic to play rugby league, he's happy so long as the students get outdoors and do something.
"We try and get down and promote the game a little bit, try and get the kids involved," he said.
"Country Rugby League don't have a lot of teams and they're trying to lift their numbers, so we try to promote it this way and try and get kids involved along with just playing with their friends, it keeps them healthy. We're just trying to put that word out there about staying healthy and fit."
Next Saturday morning the ARL Development staff along with Melbourne Storm players will be conducting a clinic at the Coffs Coast Sport and Leisure Park. All inquiries regarding next Saturday should be directed to Cindy Greenshields on 0402 892 474.