NRL players share field with Macleay juniors | Photos

Star struck: Macleay junior rugby league players with Kempsey's NRL player Tyronne Roberts-Davis(centre, back). Photo: Callum McGregor.
Star struck: Macleay junior rugby league players with Kempsey's NRL player Tyronne Roberts-Davis(centre, back). Photo: Callum McGregor.

Current and former NRL players Tyronne Roberts-Davis, Tyrone May and Brenton Lawrence met with junior rugby league players at Verge St Oval last Thursday.

The three were visiting as part of the Roads to Regions tour, which aims to promote junior rugby league at the local level and to encourage participation.

The Roads to Regions tour coincided with the Kempsey Dragons Junior Rugby League Football Club opening its registrations for the 2018 season.

“The main objective is to get kids involved in playing rugby league,” NRL Game Development Manager Jessie Reeves said.

“But it’s not just about footy, we speak to the kids about health and encourage them to live in a positive lifestyle.”

Roberts-Davis, who grew up in Kempsey, was a Kempsey Dragons junior and represented the local club from the Under 11s to the Under 16s before he joined the Gold Coast Titans system.

The Kempsey Dragons are encouraging all junior who are considering playing rugby league to join the club.

The three NRL representatives also attended local schools, visiting South West Rocks, Frederickton, Gladstone and Kinchela.