A very different game had North Queensland Toyota Cowboys player Jake Clifford racing down the field as a part of the Adopt-a-School program, supported by program partner Stockland Townsville.
In a fierce egg-and-spoon race at Railway Estate State School three teams of six-year-olds carefully balanced their 'eggs' and raced down the field, with Jake's team claiming victory.
Similar scenes took place around Townsville, with Cowboys players and ambassadors participating in different activities during their school visits with the Adopt-a-School program.
The 'adopted' Cowboys visit a school once a term to encourage kids to make healthy choices, as a part of the NRL's Eat Well, Play Well, Stay Well health initiative.
Kids around Townsville will be recalling yesterday's activities, which included:
- Catching up with Jake Granville, shaking hands, passing the footy and taking photos at Townsville Community Learning Centre.
- Chatting about what it means to be a part of a team and what a healthy lifestyle looks like, followed by a yoga lesson, with Gavin Cooper at Hermit Park State School.
- Telling stories to Shane Wright who visited Calvary Christian College.
The Cowboys make over 650 visits to North Queensland schools annually, and will continue to be involved in a variety of school community activities, including curriculum-based activities, sporting clinics, presentation nights, outdoor activities and school assemblies.