David Shillington’s inspirational post-football mission
Former NRL and representative star David Shillington has embarked on an inspiring post-football mission with a couple of fellow retirees to help lift the spirits of individuals affected by the drought.
The group of former Origin greats also known as FOGS includes Shillington, Chris Walker, Michael Crocker as well as current Cronulla Shark Kurt Capewell.
The group of retired NRL stars – and Capewell are travelling around several country towns in Queensland trying to lift the spirits of individuals who have been affected by the drought.
“They’re pretty passionate about their footy in particular in times like this when they’ve been suffering from the drought issues for so much time,” Shillington said.
“(It) has really galvanised the community and they’re all there for each other and we’re here for the right reasons.
“For myself, I’ve got a dual role as a FOG and the Men of League Foundation where we’re supporting the men, women and children of rugby league communities.
“If there’s people we can support financially who are doing it tough, then we’re here for that as well.
“We visited schools today and played a bit of footy on the oval, it’s a lot of fun for all, there’s a lot of things going on and no doubt it’ll be enjoyable.”
The initiative has been organised by the QRL, Men of League and the FOGS organisations.
The QRL will donate $50 for each Queensland Maroons jersey sold from maroonshop.com to Australian Farmers.
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