Maroons sharp-shooter Johanthan Thurston knows all about the importance of goals. The North Queensland skipper’s deadly right boot has been the difference between victory and defeat, both for Queensland and the Cowboys, more times than anyone can remember.
THE FOGS’ successful ARTIE program continues to achieve incredible results in the classroom. But thanks to the keen eye of a Queensland Olympian, the program is now helping a young Queenslander realise her dream on the athletic track as well. Former Olympic swimming star Melanie Schlanger began working as a mentor within the FOGS’ education programs in 2008, where she has been talking to Queensland school students about the importance of education and working hard to achieve your dreams.
Not many bosses would be recommending the new worker be the man to take over his job, but FOGS Executive Director Gene Miles will argue that former Maroons prop Steve Price is no ordinary man. Price, for so many years one of the cornerstones of the Queensland and Australians forward packs, has – in his first season of retirement – emerged as the cornerstone of an education revolution.
Former Queensland and Australian Rugby League player Steve Price went one-on-one with Indigenous students at seven schools Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday last week as part of a Former Origin Greats (FOGS) ARTIE Indigenous initiative that has boosted the school attendance of selected students by up to 79%. The ARTIE program has recently introduced this special initiative utilising the inspirational qualities of Steve Price. Called the ‘Steve Price Project’, the initiative involves Price meeting one-on-one with 50 selected Indigenous ARTIE program students who are striving to improve academic, behaviour and attendance outcomes several times over the course of Term 4. At each meeting, Price works with each student to set academic, behaviour and attendance goals, providing inspiration and encouragement.
Every week, FOGS director and Australian Rugby League team manager Gavin “Jed” Allen will be filing his account of life inside the Kangaroos camp. Here is his third installment, after Australia’s win over New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland. Stay tuned to fogs.com.au for Jed’s Kangaroo Diary during the course of this year’s Four Nations tournament. Well, I think there is no doubt we saw the Kangaroos play their best match of the tournament against the Kiwis on Saturday night, and while it sounds simple, I reckon the novelty of a dry track had a lot to do with it.
ARTIE Ambassador Steve Price recently launched a the ARTIE Program at Kawana Waters State College, the first Sunshine Coast school to offer the program. Price spoke to the The Sunshine Coast Dailyabout his involvement with the program.
Former Queensland and Australian Rugby League star Steve Price went one-on-one with ARTIE Students at Ipswich, Logan and Sunshine Coast ARTIE Schools last week as part of the Former Origin Greats and Australian Government ARTIE Indigenous Program. The ARTIE program, an acronym for ‘Achieving Results Through Indigenous Education’, enables high profile sportspeople to encourage and reward the academic, cultural and sporting achievements of Indigenous secondary school students. Steve Price visited the schools to complete a special ARTIE Program project to work one-on-one with selected ARTIE program students who are striving to improve academic and attendance outcomes.