Queensland halfback PJ Marsh looks forward to answering any questions North Burnett rugby league fans have. Photo Tom Gillespie / The Western Star
Queensland halfback PJ Marsh looks forward to answering any questions North Burnett rugby league fans have. Photo Tom Gillespie / The Western Star Tom Gillespie

Football greats coming to Monto for Men of League

FOR PJ Marsh, inspiring the next generation of football players is a passion.

That is exactly what he'll do when he gives words of wisdom to the North Burnett players taking part in the Men of League match on June 11.

"I'll be coming out to Monto and tell them of my career, what it was like, answering any questions people have," Marsh said.

"I'm really excited because I love rural areas as people here are very passionate about their footy.

"During the game, I'll be on the sideline giving some coaching."

The former Queensland State of Origin player currently works at Headspace in Rockhampton

"I'm passionate about talking to young people and making a difference," he said.

"Being retired from football, it is now my chance to give back."

Joining Marsh on special guest duties will be legendary player Dale Shearer.

Former professional rugby league player Dale Shearer will be at the Men of League game and dinner in Monto. Darryn Smith / Sunshine Coast Daily
Former professional rugby league player Dale Shearer will be at the Men of League game and dinner in Monto. Darryn Smith / Sunshine Coast Daily Darryn Smith

 

Event publicity officer Brad McInally said there will be an opportunity for everyone to get involved with the day.

"The Saturday morning will start with a choice of either a game of bowls or golf," he said.

"Everyone - including football supporters, past players, are welcome to join in.

"Following the football game will be the Men of League dinner."

Players from Monto and Eidsvold will join a team, and verse a team combining players from Gayndah and Mundubbera.

It will kick off at 2pm at the Monto Combined Sportsground.

All funds raised will go back to the Men of League Foundation, which supports members of the rugby league community that have fallen on difficult times.

The organisation aims to help with medical assistance, rehabilitation and nursing equipment, welfare support, grants and scholarships.

The dinner will be at the Monto Shire Hall at 6pm.

Cost is $30 a head for a two-course dinner. Tickets are available for purchase at Monto Cattle and Country until the end of May.


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