Storm brewing treat for flood kids
QUEESNLAND State of Origin star Cooper Cronk and five of his Melbourne Storm team-mates will take a bus load of flood-affected Ipswich children to an exclusive training session this weekend.
The Storm contingent arrive in town this afternoon and will visit three Ipswich schools on Friday, Karalee State School, St Edmund’s High School and East Ipswich State School.
Other Storm players joining Cronk include NRL regulars Matt Duffie and Dane Nielsen.
At the three schools they will speak to the kids, sign autographs and run some training drills.
But the biggest thrill will be reserved for 30 kids who had their homes ruined in January’s flood disaster.
“They will get a great experience with the Storm guys who will take them on a bus out to Redcliffe where the kids will joining in a training session with the entire Storm squad,” Ipswich Junior Rugby League president Brendan Bowers said.
“The NRL clubs have been fantastic, and this is yet another team coming up here and trying to do what they can to help out in the community.”
The Penrith Panthers, Wests Tigers, Parramatta Eels, Canterbury Bulldogs and Sydney Roosters have all performed community work in the region since the January 12 flood.