Brisbane Boys' College - Country Connections
Brisbane Boys’ College NewsPosted 28/07/2014
Brisbane Boys' College hosted its inaugural Rugby Clinic in Moree on Saturday 28 June as part of the school’s community clinic program.
Provided free of charge for boys and girls aged between 7 and 14, participants travelled from across the region including Goondiwindi and Croppa Creek to attend the event.
The clinic was led by a team of BBC coaches and students including Tom Barker (BBC First XV coach and former Wallaby), James Lennon (BBC Senior Highlander Coach), Michael Holland (BBC’s Director of Boarding and former state schoolboys rugby coach) and members from the school’s Senior Highlander squad.
Earlier in April BBC hosted a similar multi-sports clinic in Roma for the third consecutive year, welcoming more than 180 children to the event from across western Queensland.
According to BBC’s Director of Community Relations Jarrod Turner, the clinics are a great way to give back to regional communities in which the school has strong ties.
“It’s been great to be able to provide kids in the region with an opportunity to discover new sports and to continue to build strong links with our rural heartlands,” Mr Turner said.
“We are so pleased we’ve been able to extend our community clinics program to include Moree and we hope to return in the years to come,” he said.
“The enthusiasm of the kids at the clinic was fantastic and it was great to also have our students involved in the delivery of this initiative.”
Whilst in the region the College also hosted community functions in Moree, Tamworth, Coffs Harbour and Bangalow catching up with current and past families, old collegians and those interested in finding out more about the school.