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24 February, 2022

Sports development officers at OSHS

On Thursday 17th February, Oakey State High School students received a visit from NRL and basketball development officers.

NRL  Development Officer Riley Wocker taught students the basic skills of rugby league, as part of a six week program.

“I’m basically here to give them a taste of rugby league,” Mr Wocker said.

“The program aims to give kids a chance to play club grade either in Oakey or Toowoomba,” he said. 

“The program will run every Thursday for 6 weeks at first lunch break.”

Basketball Development Officer John Gouldson also paid a visit to Oakey State High School students to promote the University of Southern Queensland Positive Choice Schools Competition. 

The program has been running for 35 years and currently there are approximately 1,000 school students across the area involved in the program.

The  Positive  Choice Schools Competition aims to positively engage young people through sport. 

Mr  Gouldson  wants Oakey State High School to join the program, which involves weekly Friday night competitions between different school teams.

“There are three teams each for boys and girls across the schools,” Mr Gouldson said.

“The weekly games are hosted in gyms across the schools and they take it in turns playing home and away,” he said.  

The Positive Choice Schools Competition kicked off the 2022 season on Friday 18th February. 

Students are welcome to join in both programs. 

For information on how to get involved, visit the School’s Facebook page or for the Positive Choices Schools competition email

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