For hundreds of children, the Aurizon Knights Junior Holiday Clinic was the highlight of their holidays with participants getting the chance to learn skills from their favourite Newcastle Knights players.
The Aurizon Junior Holiday Clinic, held on Thursday, saw young Knights Members and supporters learn how to kick, pass and run like the NRL stars in a series of interactive skills session.
Knight Chris Houston, who is originally from the country, believes promoting junior football in the community is important and was thrilled to be a part of the event.
"It was good. I think the kids enjoyed it," Houston said.
“I remember back in the day when I went to a local game near Bega, near where I'm from, Rod Wishardt and Trent Barrett came down and I loved it,” he said.
“I came back to school and told everyone.
"I have no doubt that these kids will probably do the same after the school holidays.”
Housten said that although the team has had a challenging season so far, it was great to see such a large turnout.
“Newcastle and around this region support us Knights through and through.
“It picks our spirits up too, knowing that we have this home town support."
Adding to the skills clinic, each junior member participated in the Aurizon Rail Safety Puzzle.
The puzzle contains key messages about staying safe in the community adding an educational component to the activities.
Aurizon also provided each participant with a showbag containing a water bottle, mini football and rail safety messaging from Knights winger and Aurizon ambassador James McManus.
Aurizon was proud to partner with the Knights on this great event.