Over 1000 kids were given specialist skills coaching and health and wellbeing messages from Dolphins’ staff during last week’s Kings Central Queensland Tour.
Head coach Wayne Bennett joined a host of Dolphins’ game development staff on the tour that began on Friday August 12 in the town of Biloela.
The Dolphins supported grassroots development in a range of country centres during the tour, including Springsure, Emerald, Blackwater and Yeppoon.
As well as player skill clinics, the Dolphins visited schools to deliver health and wellbeing education, and provided coach education sessions for local clubs.
The tour culminated in Rockhampton, where Dolphins chief executive Terry Reader and Bennett were on hand to announce the affiliate club arrangement the Dolphins will have with the Central Queensland Capras.
Kings CQ Tour comes together in Emerald
The Kings Central Queensland Tour also witnesses the historic playing of the inaugural Dolphins Cup finals at Browne Park in Rockhampton.
Some of the best high school students from Wide Bay and Central Queensland fought out the finals of the competition that gives the winning school passage into the Queensland semi-finals.
It was a great way to end the Kings Central Queensland Tour and underline the commitment the Dolphins and their premier sponsor has to grassroots rugby league.
“We had high hopes for the Kings Central Queensland Tour but to have personally visited over 1000 young rugby league players is a wonderful effort,” said Reader.
“To be able to assist and provide so much support to the wonderful volunteers that help run these country rugby league clubs was an honour for the Dolphins staff.
“We thank Kings for their partnership in this initiative and can’t wait to be back to do it all over again next year.”