League star stresses importance of education

Veteran North Queensland Cowboys player Brent Tate has stressed to children all over the country about the importance of staying in school and getting an education.

Speaking this morning to the students of Badihagwa Secondary and Hagara Primary in Port Moresby, Tate explained to the students that education and sports go hand in hand.

"My coach Wayne Bennett was always big on education and told us we had to finish school first before we could play for the Broncos.

"That is why it is important to go to school and learn to read and write. So you can read and understand the game plan before a sports game,’’ said Tate.

Tate then carried the NRL premiership trophy around to the excited students for them to see and touch it.

Tate with assistance of three of the PNG Hunters players also carried out a coaching clinic for the students.

The NRL Premiership trophy will make a public appearance tomorrow around the city before returning to Townsville on Sunday.


Troy Taule