All Stars regional tour kicks off
One Community Ambassador Trent Barrett and ARL Indigenous Council Chairman William "Smiley" Johnstone will today join Indigenous All Stars player Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, Manly forward Matt Cross and Raiders forward David Shillington to kick-off the Learn. Earn. Legend! All Stars Regional Tour at Batemans Bay as it makes the first of five stops across regional NSW. <br><br> The free public event, from 4pm-7pm AEDT at Mackay Park in Batemans Bay is open to everyone and will treat attendees to activities including Backyard League and Kids to Kangaroos games, a barbecue, community stalls and the chance to get a photo taken with the NRL Telstra Premiership Trophy. <br><br> Locals will also be asked to contribute to a piece of Indigenous artwork on a giant canvas that will then be displayed centre-field at the Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars game, at Skilled Park on the Gold Coast, on February 12. <br><br> Earlier in the day, Indigenous All Stars Nathan Merritt and Cory Paterson and Emerging Blues centre Beau Champion will pay a special visit to Batemans Bay. The trio are unable to attend the main public event due to an Emerging Blues camp in Sydney, however, will meet the community from 11am-1pm AEDT at a venue to be confirmed. <br><br> Following the celebrations at Batemans Bay, the Learn. Earn. Legend! All Stars Regional Tour will visit Condobolin at the Wiradjuri Learning Centre on Monday, January 24 from 4pm-7pm AEDT, where Indigenous All Stars member Joel Thompson and Indigenous All Stars coach Laurie Daley will be on hand to meet the locals. <br><br> Throughout next week the Tour will also visit Wilcannia (January 26, 2:00pm-4:30pm AEDT), Walgett (January 28, 4pm-7pm AEDT) and Moree (January 30, 4pm-7pm AEDT).