Gladstone Rugby League President Richard Duff

Drinking in the game

We won't be a code in Australia that is leading the way with boozy culture. There have been a lot positive efforts in pockets to address the issues and these are to be commended. The obvious question is that these people are adults and they should know not to consume too much and stay in control. Is it always that easy for everyone to do this?

The Gladstone and District Junior Rugby League will be introducing representative team education modules into their training session on behaviours with social media, drugs and alcohol awareness.

This is only possible with the help of the Gladstone police with a special mention to Luke Peachey.

This program will be trial with these groups and we will conduct surveys to see if we take this to the wider league community.

For not one moment do I condone our elite sport people being in the headline for the wrong reasons understanding that they are role models in the community. The question will be is this problem in our broader community?



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