There was a special Women in League touch to Cameron King’s monthly visit to The Cathedral School today for Cowboys Adopt-a-School, proudly sponsored by Stockland.
Joining him was his mum Amanda, who helped out with some storytelling and activities with the prep class to start the day followed by a leadership discussion with year six students.
This week is the NRL’s annual Women in League round, with the Cowboys to wear their new 2014 Women in League jerseys for the first time in the home clash against the Sydney Roosters on Saturday night.
“It’s great to be able to see some of what Cam and the boys do off the field,” Amanda said.
“I know he really enjoys these visits.
"He’s great with the kids and it’s good to see how well they interact with him.”
While the Kings were at Cathedral, the remainder of the Cowboys’ NRL squad were at their allocated schools throughout the Townsville region for their May Adopt-a-School visits.
Ethan Lowe joined a PE lesson at Cranbrook State School, Matt Scott helped out in maths class at Heatley State School, Zac Santo spoke to students at Townsville Central State School about teamwork and respect and Robert Lui took part in a league skills session with year seven at Weir State School.
The Adopt-a-School program ties in with the 'NRL’s Eat Well, Play Well, Stay Well' health initiative which uses the profile of rugby league to influence school-aged children to make positive choices surrounding their health and well-being.
Schools that have signed up to be part of Adopt-a-School design activities for their monthly player visits that match the 'Eat Well, Play Well, Stay Well' theme.