EAGLES SOARING: The Beyond the Nest program travelled to Cherbourg.
EAGLES SOARING: The Beyond the Nest program travelled to Cherbourg. Contributed

Junior Eagles soaring with league program

RUGBY LEAGUE: The football season may not have started yet but that hasn't stopped up-and-coming junior players working hard to improve their game as part of South Burnett Rugby League's Beyond the Nest program.

More than 50 players and coaching staff have been taking part in session across the region in Kingaroy, Murgon, Nanango and Gayndah.

The weekend's session saw kids from different club's across the region learn new skills on Cherbourg's Jack O'Chin Oval.

NRL's game development officer for the North and South Burnett Blake Mara said it was good to see the grandstand full of parents supporting the effort kids were in on the field.

"We were hoping to get a few more faces from Cherbourg but the the Cherbourg boys have been consistently turning up to the sessions and it is really good to see,” Mara said.

Mara said the Beyond the Nest program would continue throughout the season on a monthly basis.

"We have got the whole program structured and planned and we are spreading it around the community,” he said.

"We are in talks about having more because we have had such a positive public response and if we can give even more that would be great.”

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