Meet a Morris and other Dragons

The Far South Coast will be getting a visit from a group of Dragons next week and you could meet them. 

The St George Illawarra Dragons will visit as part of the annual NRL Community Carnival. 

Players and staff from the Dragons will be visiting on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Dragons are one of the country’s most popular sporting clubs with a vast number of supporters across the region.  

The visit is sure to generate plenty of interest for Rugby League followers both young and old.  

A mix of high profile current and ex-players will be visiting schools on both days as well as conducting a coaching clinic at Pambula Beach Sporting Complex on Tuesday afternoon. 

 This will be followed by a barbecue hoested by the Pambula Merimbula Junior Bulldogs at the Pambula Surf Life Saving Club starting at 6pm.  

All members of the public are welcome to come and meet the Dragons stars as well as purchase a barbecue meal if they wish.

Current representative stars Brett Morris, Jason Nightingale and club captain Ben Creagh will be joined by ex-international Shaun Timmins along with up-and-coming players Josh Drinkwater, Jack Bird and Willi Mataka for the visit.  

The players will be chatting to students about such issues as anti- bullying, playing for fun as well as conducting a fun ‘Dragons Hot Seat’ activity during the school visits.  

The program was devised by the Dragons’ community manager Paul Everill and development officer Adam Bezzina.

They will be accompanying the players along with the NRL’s local game development officer Damian Kennedy.  

Regional development manager Dean Whymark will also be in attendance.  

With so many quality and experienced players and development staff in the area for the two days the game is sure to get a huge boost.

Boys and girls aged from five to 16 years are most welcome to attend the free coaching clinic at Pambula Beach oval between 4.30 - 5.30pm on Tuesday afternoon.  

The activities will be varied and age specific.  

Players will be available to sign autographs at both this event and later at the Pambula Surf Life Saving Club.

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