FOOTY FEVER: Brad Warren has his shirt signed by Mario Fenech while Zain Thorneycroft gets an autograph from Petero Civoniceva.
FOOTY FEVER: Brad Warren has his shirt signed by Mario Fenech while Zain Thorneycroft gets an autograph from Petero Civoniceva. Brandon Livesay

Legends teach kids

FOOTY legends have hit the field to teach our juniors.

Petero Civoniceva and Mario Fenech dropped into Biggenden and Gayndah on Monday as part of a rugby league skills and development clinic.

More than 100 children from the two towns attended the clinic.

Juniors took on Civoniceva as he held tackle bags, while Fenech shouted words of wisdom from the sidelines as the older kids played four-a-side games.

Rugby league development officers Richard Dugdale and Lennie Currie were happy to show Fenech and Civoniceva the local talent at their old home turf, with Dugdale a former Monto teacher and Currie a former teacher at St Joseph's Primary School.

And the skilled juniors impressed former New South Wales representative Fenech.

"I really saw a bit of talent out there, but it's a shame that it's probably all Queensland talent," Fenech said.

"Stick at it and work hard and rugby league will push you in the right direction.

"It will keep you fit, you'll make lots of friends and you'll have a lot of fun."

After the training with Gayndah Junior Rugby League, Civoniceva and Fenech headed to the Golden Orange Hotel to enjoy a drink and barbecue with the footy-mad town.

Civoniceva said he enjoyed the opportunity to visit the Central and North Burnett.

"It's a real honour for us to be here today and meet you all," Civoniceva said.

And the big man could barely move at the Golden Orange, with the whole pub eager to have a yarn and get a photo with the legend.  


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