Gordon spreads NRL word
IT was step back in time yesterday for Gold Coast Titans winger Kevin Gordon.
In 2007, the 21-year-old flyer was a student completing his HSC at Coffs Harbour High School and Gordon returned to his alma mater yesterday to help spread the NRL’s message of “Dream. Believe. Achieve!”
The former Sawtell junior was at his old school along with Titans forwards Luke Bailey and Ben Ridge as the club blitzed schools in the region to share their experiences with more than 600 students.
“It’s always good to come to your old school, where it all began,” Gordon said with a smile across his face. “A few of my old teachers are still here so it’s good to see them as well.”
Among those was his former maths teacher, who revealed to the group that Gordon had in-fact topped his Year 12 HSC in maths.
“She was one of my favourite teachers so maths was always my favourite subject,” Gordon who is now studying a Bachelor of Business at Griffith University said.
Gordon added that while it was special to return to his old school, it was also important that the message he and his team-mates are spreading is heard by young people.
“You can always balance your life between school and football,” the proud Coffs Harbour local explained.
“We’ve just come here to teach the students that if they dream and believe in themselves, they can achieve whatever they want – which is our main motto.
“If it helps at least one kid then our job is done.”
The school visits followed on from Gold Coast’s impressive 42-4 trial match win against South Sydney at BCU International Stadium on Saturday night.