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Rugby Legend Leads MRP Mentors

Rugby legend and Toowoomba boy, Tim Horan shared his leadership expertise with player mentors involved in the Modified Rugby Program at Toowoomba Grammar School on Monday, 5 August.

Mr Horan is the ambassador for MRP, which is growing significantly every year. Toowoomba currently has five MRP teams, with a sixth to join next year.

The 2019 season has now concluded and Mr Horan met with the player mentors, who assist the children with learning and perceptual difficulties.

While MRP has plenty of benefits for the children it’s designed to assist, it also provides incredible life skills for the mentors, including developing empathy and leadership qualities.

There are approximately 30 player mentors in the Toowoomba area, most from Toowoomba Grammar School with some from Downlands College and Fairholme College.

Mr Horan discussed leadership traits, consistency and communication skills.

He was joined by 2018 TGS graduate, James Kleidon who is the MRP Toowoomba Area Coach. James addressed the group about overcoming adversity and resilience drawing on his experience from last year when he suffered a spinal injury that ended his rugby career.

Program founder & director, Megan Elliott thanked the mentors for the important role they play in making MRP such a success.