POSITIVE INFLUENCE: Amalda Amean gets a photo with Brisbane Broncos player Jharal Yow Yeh at the opening of the Headspace youth support centre in Ipswich.
POSITIVE INFLUENCE: Amalda Amean gets a photo with Brisbane Broncos player Jharal Yow Yeh at the opening of the Headspace youth support centre in Ipswich. Rob Williams

Yow Yeh just as stirring off field

A SUCCESSFUL future off the field awaits retired Broncos star Jharal Yow Yeh according to Blair MP Shayne Neumann.

Yow Yeh retired recently at the age of 24 after two brave years battling to return to the NRL following a horrific broken leg while playing against South Sydney in 2012. Mr Neumann, also the shadow minister for indigenous affairs, was impressed with Yow Yeh when he spoke last year at Headspace, a mental health service for youth in Ipswich, about he had coped mentally with his injury.

"I heard Jharal speak about the mental, psychological and emotional challenges he faced after the traumatic injury he suffered and how it affected him and how he overcame it," Mr Neumann said.

"He is an inspiring speaker and he comes across as sincere, honest and credible and as someone who can be a strong advocate on those issues. There is a lot of work the Broncos and other clubs do in terms of mentoring - such as the Deadly Choices, the Learn Earn Legend programs - and he has a good future in those areas."