AgForce and Lifeline will be teaming up to provide a free dinner with an Australian former professional rugby league footballer.
AgForce and Lifeline will be teaming up to provide a free dinner with an Australian former professional rugby league footballer. Rob Williams

Here's your chance to dine with rugby league icon

RUGBY league legend Petero Civoniceva is coming to the South Burnett to help boost the spirits of people in rural areas.

The former Brisbane Broncos and Penrith Panthers player, who pulled on the jerseys for Queensland, Australia and Fiji during his playing career, will talk about life on the footy field at five dinner events across Southeast Queensland.

National Rugby League ambassador Petero Civoniceva during his visit to One Mile State School in Gympie.
League star Petero Civoniceva will take the mic at dinner events in Kingaroy and Proston. Rowan Schindler

The series of events is a joint initiative between AgForce Southeast Queensland, and Lifeline Darling Downs and South West Queensland.

The nights will also feature Mary O'Brien, who is famous for her Are You Bogged Mate campaign and work with rural mental health.

She will share her poem The Handshake during the dinners.

A free dinner will be held at the Kingaroy Town hall from 5-10pm on Tuesday, May 28.

Another dinner will be held in the Proston Town Hall from 5-10pm on Wednesday, May 29.

Dinners will also be held in Warra on May 21, Millmerran on May 22 and Stanthorpe on May, 23.

Anyone interested in attending the free event can register online at www.agforceqld.org.au.