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NRL Stars Visit Cowra

Written by: The Cowra Phoenix

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IMAGE: Luke Carroll with Cody Walker and Latrell Mitchell at Cowra High School last Tuesday.

South Sydney Rabbitohs and NSW Origin stars Cody Walker and Latrell Mitchell made a special visit to Cowra High School last Tuesday, hosting talks and skills sessions with students from all over Cowra.

Although it was a quick, fly in and fly out of Orange visit, Cowra High School Deputy Principal Anthony Hamer said it was a very important one, and a big coup for Cowra.

Students from Mulyan Public School, Cowra Public School, Wyangala Dam Public School and Carinya early learning centre also attended, with Cowra High School covering the cost of any bus fares needed to get the younger students to the school.

Mr Hamer said it was a highly successful visit and demonstrated the opportunities that public education in Cowra could bring.

“Today is all about promoting Cowra High School and public education in Cowra, and that there are fantastic opportunities here for our students,” he said.

The players were brought to Cowra by former TV presenter and current South Sydney Rabbitohs Cultural Ambassador Luke Carroll, an Indigenous man with family connections to Cowra.

He is considered a friend of Cowra High School, and was approached by Cowra High School’s Dean Murray to arrange the visit.

Mr Carroll ran a fundraising raffle for Cowra Junior Rugby League last Monday afternoon, and joined Walker and Mitchell with the students on Tuesday, running a Q&A at a whole school assembly, a visit to Yalbilinga Boori Day Care, and skills sessions at Cowra High School.

Walker and Mitchell spoke to students about their upbringings and the importance of family in their lives.

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