Touch Football –
Young touch players on the Peninsula were treated to a surprise visit from Melbourne Storm’s Nicho Hynes at their training session on Sunday, November 22.
Peninsula Junior Touch’s 2020-21 representative teams were visited by the NRL star, who took them through a series of drills at the field off Erina St.
Secretary of Peninsula Junior Touch, Nicole Steed, said Hynes was invited by the club’s Under 14s coach and close friend Jack Steed.
“The kids thoroughly enjoyed the session, with many aspiring to be like him,” Steed said.
“He taught them techniques about passing and explained about how with hard work, someone from a local area can achieve their goals.”
“He was more than happy to attend.”
The former Peninsula Junior Touch player grew up at Umina Beach and played his junior rugby league for the Umina Bunnies, also competing in touch where he won the State Cup in his Under 16s side.
Hynes signed with the Storm in 2019 after completing pre-season training with the NRL side.