Kierran Moseley may be sidelined with injury but he is still making a contribution with his rugby league progression – all the way back to his hometown of Cloncurry.
The 21-year-old hooker this week travelled from the Gold Coast back to Cloncurry, a 17-hour day via a flight from Brisbane to Mt Isa, to be a guest speaker at a NAIDOC Week careers day at the shire hall. His words inspired many students from his old school, Cloncurry State High, and several family members who were there.
“The speech he gave was really inspiring, the kids really appreciated it,” said Cloncurry Shire Council’s Larinda Turrell who was one of the organisers of the careers expo.
“Throughout his whole speech it reflected on kids today and what they need to do to achieve. He spoke about how it was hard for him to leave Cloncurry and follow his dreams and how he had to work that extra bit to make it to the NRL.
“A lot of young people today don’t try that little extra but to hear his story was so valuable for them. He is a wonderful role model.”
Kierran than answered many questions from students and their teachers and answered them with great honesty.
“It was pretty special for me to go back home and hopefully inspired the students with my story and sort of show them that if I can achieve what I have, they can in whatever field they follow,” he said.
“It was an honour to be invited to do it; I enjoyed it. And I also got to catch up with some family for a little bit too.”
Kierran’s trip to assist the Cloncurry NAIDOC Committee is sponsored by Incitec Pivot Mining – Phosphate Hill.