Grade two students from Eden Public School were winners of a chance to meet the NSW Blues and play during half-time of Origin III recently.
The NRL and AMPOL invited primary schools across three states to submit a one-minute video on why their stage two students love playing rugby league for their school as part of Ampol's Little Origin competition.
Eden Public School's submission was judged to be a NSW winning entry to play an exhibition game during the half time break at State of Origin III. The package included a full NRL experience for ten Stage 2 students and a parent; with transport, accommodation, meals, jersey presentation, and clinics provided by AMPOL and the NRL.
Local identity, Travis Godfredson, provided the expertise in filming and compiling the video whilst the natural talents of the Stage 2 students shone to capture the attention of the judges.
The winning video submission highlighted the school's key values of respect, resilience and responsibility and how these all tie into the game of Rugby League. Students responses from the winning video entry were focused on the importance of team sport in building friendships, being fit and healthy, community involvement, the fantastic opportunities sport can provide and of course.....their love to tackle.
All the students involved would like to thank Travis Godfredson for his time and support with the submission and eagerly await their opportunity.