Tour of Champions
Five students from Crown Street Public School were given a VIP tour around Redfern Oval by former South Sydney Rabbitoh Beau Champion yesterday, and it's safe to say they thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
The Students were selected as they are part of a program run by Crown Street Public School, which helps Aboriginal students develop a positive approach to learning and culture.
Walking through the halls of the famous Redfern Oval, the five students marvelled at the history that is paved on the walls at the South Sydney facility.
Checking out their favourite player's lockers and learning about their daily routine, the students were clearly enjoying the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of their idols.
Crown Street Public School teacher Maegan Brits said the kids, who are of aboriginal heritage, had been excited about the visit for nearly a whole month.
"They loved it they've been looking forward to it for about four weeks, they were very excited," said Maegan.
"We have an Aboriginal group that meets once a week for half an hour to build a strong sense of identity and positive approach to learning, and one of the things we like to do is to take them out of school for special events like this one."
Watching the students opening up their gift packs full of South Sydney goodies, Champion couldn't help keep the smile from his face witnessing the happy moment.
"It's always good to see the young kids get to see what their idols do every day and get them to experience something different, it gets them thinking and change their behaviours."
"We've done this on numerous occasions now especially with young kids and kids from the local area but we have also done it with communities from regional areas that are visiting Sydney, that want to experience exactly what is it like to be a Rabbitohs player and the facilities they get to use."