WELCOME BACK: Brisbane Broncos legend Michael Hancock will bring a contingent of Broncos players to Stanthorpe.
WELCOME BACK: Brisbane Broncos legend Michael Hancock will bring a contingent of Broncos players to Stanthorpe. Mike Richards

Favourite son coming home

RUGBY LEAGUE: Former Brisbane Bronco, Stanthorpe boy and ex-Gremlin Michael Hancock, will lead a contingent of Broncos to town next week.

Stanthorpe Gremlins spokesman Justin Heaven said it would be exciting for all juniors, new or returning, to spend time with professionals.

"I'm not sure what players will be coming but I know Mick Hancock will be coming,” Heaven said.

"Stanthorpe's favourite son will be in town with the Broncos, visiting schools Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning.

"Wednesday at 4.30pm at the Sullivan Oval clubhouse the Broncos will hold a training session for people interested in playing junior rugby league and existing players of all ages.

"It's a great opportunity for our budding junior players to come up and learn from the NRL's top team.”

Heaven was unsure about which Broncos would join Hancock, and wanted to keep it a mystery.

"Anyone interested in playing junior rugby league in 2018, we'd love to have them come along and learn about the game and see what it's all about,” he said.

"It's a wonderful opportunity to come up and train with the Broncos trainers. It's a fun sport to play so to learn from the best is really good to develop their skills and see what it's like at the top level.”

Players wanting to don the blue, green and white this year can head to playnrl.com to register, or register at the oval before the session.

The club trains on Tuesday and Thursdays and has teams for under 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18. There are also girls' league tag teams for U14 and 17.

"We're really excited about the season ahead and this would be the perfect way to kick-start our year,” Heaven said.

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