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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : February 18th 2009
48 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, February 19, 2009 MB Inner-West Weekly Sport Students hear an idol sing Children show their Benji Marshall step to Wests Tigers captain Robbie Farah at St Patrick's Primary School, Summer Hill. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP244867 See more pictures More photographs available at www.innerwestweekly.com.au JUST days before he was ruled out for the season, promising Wests Tigers fullback Blake Lazarus joined his captain Robbie Farah to educate St Patrick's Primary School students about keeping fit and healthy eating. The Summer Hill school was one of 35 schools in the Inner West visited by Wests Tigers as part of an annual blitz. While the visit was all about promoting junior rugby league, healthy eating and active lifestyles, it didn't stop Farah from revealing gossip about his team- mate. Lazarus was sitting in front of 100 St Patrick's students when Farah dropped the bombshell. ''Blake won't admit this, kids, but he almost made the finals of Australian Idol last year for his singing,'' Farah said, trying not to laugh. ''If you ask him nicely as a group and encourage him, he may just sing for you.'' Lazarus was asked to sing The Eye of The Tiger but, not wanting to disappoint the children, agreed to sing but decided it was more appropriate to sing a nursery rhyme so all could join in. With Farah laughing next to him, Lazarus stood up and sang a few lines of Baa Baa Black Sheep. Struggling to sing the song be- tween fits of laughter from teachers and students, it was obvi- ous Lazarus was not a singer. ''It was all in good fun. That's the beauty of these school visits, you are there to have fun with the kids. I enjoy it,'' he said. After Farah's little stunt, the players discussed things from how many Weetbixes they eat to how much training they do. The students (and teachers) also enjoyed some interactive fun by participating in the Benji Marshall side-stepping compe- tition. The players also visited St Joseph's Primary School, Enfield, and Holy Innocents' Primary School, Croydon. Blake's future: Page 46 The 2008 Inner-West Weekly Junior Sports Star will be announced at a presentation dinner at The Epping Club next Wednesday. The night will culminate with one of our 20 newspapers' winners receiving the Cumberland Courier Medal. To check out all our papers' finalists go to www.innerwestweekly.com.au Solid Timber Flooring + Block/Mosaic Parquetry + Sanding/Polishing + Floating Floors + Cork + Vinyl + Rugs + Blinds FLOORS WITH LIFE www.floormania.com.au 9744 5611 Shop 3, 29-45 Parramatta Rd Concord 2137 • Open 6 days Shop 2, 76 Anzac Parade Kensington 2033 9663 5600 *Purchase $3000 worth of any Solid or Floating Timber Floor and receive a FREE coffee sized rug valued at $399 *Conditions Apply Supply and Install only THE NEW YEAR TIMBER FLOOR/RUG GIVEAWAY HOT SPECIALS From $23/m2 Clix Floating Laminate From $86/m2 Brushbox 80x19mm Select Grade *Supply only Timber Venetian Blinds 20% Off 2029829i iww wk28 AWARD WINNING BUSINESS
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