Students Skill Up with Rabbitoh's Player

Mark Nicholls, currently playing prop for the NRL Rabbitohs team, spent time talking with and playing a game of League Tag with students.

Students Skill Up with Rabbitoh's Player

30 November 2021 It was a special PDHPE lesson today for the Senior Students. Mark Nicholls, a Leeton boy at heart, but currently playing prop for the NRL Rabbitohs team, spent time talking with and playing a game of League Tag with students. Nicholls, who is keen to give back to the community that was so formative in his maturing, is currently aiding the Salvation Army as they promote their Christmas Appeal across the region. Thomas Yongai, avid sportsman and Year 12 student, was thrilled to spend time with Nicholls. "I tried to get Nicholls to tackle me but I don't think he was playing full on. You could see his professionalism. His passing was immaculate, he had good vision and he just made it look so easy." PDHPE teacher, Carly Johnson, saw the meeting and workshop as a wonderful opportunity for students to meet an elite athlete and find out more about what motivates them and what the path to success really looks like. "Nicholls shared openly the importance of hard work. Dedication to your goal is essential if you want to reach the professional level in sport or in other parts of life. Nicholls talked about the numbers of players he had seen who were talented but didn't have the work ethic to see it through. He left the students with the understanding that you can do anything if you put your mind and energy to it." Nicholls playing was inspirational but his desire to help others and the community was a great encouragement. Nicholls regularly volunteers with the Salvation Army as they feed those in need and he is currently proudly promoting the Salvation Army's Christmas Appeal. Bring in a can or packaged food and you too can support this important work.