Little Leagies forms partnership with the Queensland Government

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February 10, 2017

 

The Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick will join former NRL stars Scott Prince, Ashley Harrison and Luke O’Dwyer to launch an exciting partnership aimed at creating a culture of fitness for children.

Little Leagies is a rugby league and touch football development program designed specifically for children aged two to six.

The program introduces male and female participants to rugby league and touch football in a fun, non-contact environment while developing key motor and social skills.

Queensland Health has provided Little Leagies $165,000 to continue their work.

“As a passionate rugby league fan I know all about the social and fitness benefits the game brings,” Mr Dick said.

“That’s why Little Leagies is a program we’re proud to sponsor because it makes fitness fun and introduces children to the greatest game of all.”

“By giving the next generation a healthy head start, we can achieve State Government’s vision of making Queenslanders among the healthiest people in the world by 2026.”

Little Leagies co-founder Scott Prince thanked the Queensland Government for their support.

“Over the years I’ve been doing this we’ve introduced thousands of youngsters to the game and given them the benefits that go with it,” Mr Prince said.

“In addition to the obvious health and physical benefits, Little Leagies provides kids with important social skills and promotes teamwork which will help them right the way through their lives.”

Scott Prince played 300 NRL games for the North Queensland Cowboys, the Brisbane Broncos, the Wests Tigers and the Gold Coast Titans. Scott played five State of Origin Games for Queensland and represented Australia four times along with the NRL Indigenous All Stars team during his professional career which spanned from 1998 to 2013. He is currently a member of the Queensland and Australian touch football teams.

Ashley Harrison played 276 games for the Brisbane Broncos, Sydney Roosters, South Sydney and Gold Coast Titans. Ashley represented Queensland in State of Origin on 15 occasions, the Prime Ministers XIII and the NRL All Stars from 2000 to 2014.

Luke O’Dwyer played 128 NRL games for the Parramatta Eels and the Gold Coast Titans from 2004 to 2013.

 

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