The Deadly Games at Buddina State School. Fomer Brisbane Bullets Basketball player Andre Moore was a bit hit with the students Matt Smyth,12, plays a game of 'one on one' with Andre. Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily
The Deadly Games at Buddina State School. Fomer Brisbane Bullets Basketball player Andre Moore was a bit hit with the students Matt Smyth,12, plays a game of 'one on one' with Andre. Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily Warren Lynam

Elite athletes help students to get 'Deadly'

ELITE athletes and sporting personalities have headed back to school to teach kids about getting active.

Year 4-7 students from Buddina State School rubbed shoulders with some sporting stars yesterday as part of the Deadly Sport program.

The youngsters were given the chance to trial 11 different sports in clinics led by athletes.

Ambassadors also promote the benefits of sport in indigenous communities, travelling to remote locations across Queensland.

At 205cm tall, retired NBA and NBL power forward Andre Moore towered over the students.

However that didn't stop them from trying their luck on the court, with 12-year-old Matt Smyth playing one-on-one with the former Brisbane Bullets star.

TALL ORDER: Former Brisbane Bullets basketball player Andre Moore was a bit hit with the Buddina State School students.
TALL ORDER: Former Brisbane Bullets basketball player Andre Moore was a bit hit with the Buddina State School students. Warren Lynam

Former Brisbane Broncos and NSW Origin player Mick De Vere has been part of the program for six years and co-ordinates the ambassadors.

"I enjoy it, I'm passionate about health and fitness," he said.

Ambassadors included rugby union players Beau Robinson and Ed Quirk, volleyballer Will Thwaite, and netballers Nicola Gray, Beryl Friday and Gretel Tippett.


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