Tyrone Roberts, Byron Kelly, Tyrell Neeguard, Brian Kelly at Ballina public school yesterday. Photo: contributed
Tyrone Roberts, Byron Kelly, Tyrell Neeguard, Brian Kelly at Ballina public school yesterday. Photo: contributed Photo: contributed

Ballina Titans come home

MEMORIES flooded back for Gold Coast Titans players Tyrone Roberts and Brian Kelly when they threw the ball around with students from their former school, Ballina Public.

In his first year with the Titans after coming through the ranks of the Newcastle Knights, Tyrone said engaging with the community was one of his favourite aspects of playing in the NRL.

“It was really good to give back to the community I grew up in and to see family and friends,” he said.

“It was good to teach the kids the value of a good education and that the choices that you make at a young age determine your future.”

In his first year in the NRL after playing in the Titans under 20’s team for the past two years, Brian said it was great to see the students’ side steps and dummies.

“When I was a little kid at primary school I always used to get excited to see Titans players come, so it was good to go back to my community and give back to the school I went to,” he said.

After talking to the students, Tyrone and Brian enjoyed a game of touch football where budding NRL stars got to show off their skills.

Following the school visit, the Titans held an open training session at Kingsford Smith Park.



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