The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs headed to Tamworth at the weekend to assist at the selection trials of the Greater Northern Tigers U16 and U18 teams at Kootingal.
Bulldogs players Corey Allan and Braidon Burns were on hand to speak to the players about life off the field, as well as offering some advice on training and preparation for matches.
The pair were supported by former Bulldog, Luke Goodwin, who works within the club’s Welfare Department.
Allan, spoke of the importance of passing on the lessons he had learnt since entering the NRL:
“We are coming here to spread the message about wellbeing and things like sleep patterns, because you don’t know how long a career will last.”
Braidon Burns also stressed the need to think about areas like social media:
“Social Media is enormous now. It’s things like Instagram and Facebook and stuff like that. We want to make sure that these kids are doing the right things on their social media platforms.
It is crucial that they make sure that they don’t bring themselves undone when they make it to the next level.”