ALTHOUGH Petero Civoniceva may no longer be gracing television screens having hung up his boots with the end of the NRL season, the people of Gladstone have the chance to meet him in person this Sunday.

The Broncos forward said he was excited to meet residents of the region and be involved with the Bechtel Community Day.

"As a club we like to build relationships with organisations that have a strong presence in the community," he said.

Mr Civoniceva said he had visited Gladstone a few times over the years but not recently.

"No doubt it's changed tremendously and Bechtel is part of that," he said.

Finishing the game professionally at 36-years-old has been a bit of an adjustment for Mr Civoniceva who said rugby league has been really good to him in his career.

"Luckily I've got a few things on the go," he said.

"I'm really excited about my role with the Broncos within the community and with corporate."

One of the projects taking up his time is appearances for his book, Petero: My Story, which was released earlier in the year.

Happy to have the opportunity to get out of Brisbane and thank his supporters that have followed him throughout his career, Mr Civoniceva said that he knew how popular rugby league is in Gladstone and that there would be a large number of Broncos fans in the region.

"It's not often that Gladstone have the chance to meet NRL players," he said.

"It'll be a great event. We'd love to see as many people come along as possible."

He said it was exciting time for the code at the moment.

"For all those young football players, male or female, keep enjoying the game."



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