Broncos stars visit Port City with message of safety
BRONCOS players Petero Civoniceva and Peter Wallace attracted the crowds at the Bechtel Community Day yesterday, signing autographs and being photographed.
The pair had flown in especially for the day.
Wallace said it was about giving back to the community.
"I think everyone's having a great day," he said.
Civoniceva emphasised the safety element of the event.
"It's the start of Safety Week and that's something that's important to us at our level of playing professional rugby league.
"I guess a big part for us is awareness and I guess it's exactly the same here," he said.
So what's next for Petero after his retirement?
"I'm just about to start a role with the Queensland Rugby League and NRL. My role will be about community engagement," he said.
"So I'll be travelling around Queensland working with league players of all ages, little ones, boys and girls, right through to our elite athletes.
"I'm really excited and can't wait to get started. It was great to come back to the Broncos. It's the club where it all started for me."
Bechtel put on a great day of fun for the community at Tondoon Botanic Gardens to open the week.
There was everything from buskers, hard hats with bling and a Tardis city.
Bechtel media and communications manager Mat Ovenden said the day had run smoothly and drew about 10,000 people through the gate.
"There were people streaming in all day," he said.
Gate entry was a gold coin donation with proceeds going to RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue.