Browne launches Rugby League at Canterbury Boys

Bulldogs front rower Tim Browne joined NRL Game Development Officer Ryan Borg at Canterbury Boys High School on Thursday, November 28 to launch the schools new Rugby League program for 2014.


The brainchild of newly appointed principal, David Hill, the new program will target years 7 and 8 from next year.


Hill predicts a new rugby league program will increase student concentration.


Its all about engaging with school, Mr Hill said.


If they want to come to school to play rugby league, i guarantee they will do better in classroom.


Mr Hill who joined the school this year after stints at Endeavour and Matraville Sports High Schools has vast experience with establishing rugby league programs in schools, and plans to expand the program to other grades in the future.


The program will include improving general rugby league skills, injury prevention and diet information. With a newly modified league field in the school ground the program will also engage local primary schools in the area.


The Club has been strong supporters of Canterbury Boys High in 2013, engaging Bulldogs legend Hazem El Masri to launch the NRLs Tackle Bullying campaign in October. School support officer Sally Raff said students were engaged in the program in which they discussed issues including the ramifications of bullying and ways to combat the issue.


A number of Bulldogs players were also a part of the schools Green Squad, promoting the importance of caring for the environment and beautifying the school.