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Rabbitohs Ambassador Roy Asotasi visited Balaclava State School today (Thursday) to speak to students about the importance of education in the life of a professional Rugby League athlete.

Visiting Balaclava State School, Asotasi spoke to a room of 200 primary school students, took questions and encouraged them to succeed at school so they can succeed in their life pursuits.

“Just talking to a few kids about healthy living, punctuality too and turning up and listening to their teachers - I think they got a lot out of it,” said Asotasi.

“Rugby League kind of teaches you those habits in regards to; you’ve got to be punctual, you’ve got to be listening to your coaches, being able to eat healthy and think mentally well.

“Like what we’re doing here, we’re making sure kids are aware that being a football player is not easy. They do go through similar disciplines as you do in school and you’ve got to be able to master those at an early age to be able to cope with it.”

“Footballers find that when they retire they can take what they learnt and take it into whatever occupation they decide to go into."


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