THE IMMORTAL: Wally Lewis will head to Charleville next week.
THE IMMORTAL: Wally Lewis will head to Charleville next week. Mark Cranitch

The king of rugby league is heading west

THE PEOPLE of the southwest have taken a hammering in the drought and Wally Lewis, the immortal, is coming to Charleville to motivate locals to stay strong.

AgForce and the Queensland Government Communities Department will host a free dinner and drinks with the king of rugby league on Wednesday, February 13, at the Charleville RSL.

AgForce projects general manager Andrew Freeman said Lewis would be able to give a great perspective on how to cope when times get tough and enforce the importance of teamwork in achieving outcomes.

"Wally has had some other things go on in his life that meant he's had to consider a bit about how do people come back when things get tough,” he said.

"And people in the drought have taken an absolute hammering and I think the thing about coming back from those kind of conditions is resilience and how you maintain that in the face of adversity and how you rebuild and get your strength back and Wally will give a fantastic perspective on that.

"We are really excited for the night, because it gives a sense of recognition to people in the regions and a chance to meet the man of such a great stature.”


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