Jets leave golden legacy
IT WAS a golden weekend and one of the highlights will be shown on the 'That's Gold' segment of The Footy Show tonight.
The Jets visit to Cherbourg last week saw them take an Intrust Super Cup clash against Souths-Logan to the footy mad community while combining valuable off-field development with the locals.
The Sunday morning after the club's 50-20 win the players joined with the NRL in conducting a coaching clinic with the region's youth.
Jets centre Chris Walker then thought of wonderful way to give the youth another reason to smile.
"Chris had the idea of getting a shot with the kids for 'That's Gold' on The Footy Show to give more exposure and awareness for the people of Cherbourg," Jets chairman Steve Johnson said.
"So on the Sunday after the coaching clinic was over we did a couple of 'That's Gold' photos with them.
"We made a submission to The Footy Show online and subsequently I spoke to the powers that be down there and they have arranged for our photo to be on Erin Molan's 'That's Gold' segment where you have your fist flat on your hand with your thumb up.
"It was the segment that Paul Haragon started years ago."
Johnson said the Cherbourg community embraced the Jets and that his players were thrilled to be part of a weekend that also brought health, educational and vocational benefits to the region, courtesy of programs such as Deadly Choices run by captain Keiron Lander.
"Every kid loves being on television and the photo is our way of saying thankyou to this special group of young kids for being so actively involved, having such fun and being so joyous," he said.
"They have made our players' days."
Johnson said children came from everywhere to be involved in the coaching clinic with well over 100 in attendance.
"Our players and the Souths-Logan players loved it," he said.