Primary school students from Tungamah, Currawa and Devenish learnt first hand about basic football skills from Western Bulldogs’ players on Monday.
AFL players and Western Bulldogs’ 2015 recruits, Keiran Collins and Brad Lynch, both 20, visited the region as part of the AFL Goulburn Murray Player Appearance program.
With a focus on reaching out to smaller communities primary schools, Tungamah, Katamatite, Congupna and Shepparton East hosted the players.
Tungamah Primary School Principal Gemma Whinray said students were really looking forward to seeing the Western Bulldogs at the school.
“We love it when we have special visitors and experts in their field,” she told the Yarrawonga Chronicle. “In the kids’ minds the stars remain forever.”
“These remote towns rarely get such an opportunity to have AFL players’ visits and the students from the school were very excited about catching up with the Bulldogs’ players on Monday,” AFL Goulburn Murray Football Development Manager Mark Lambourn said.
Potential star at the Western Bulldogs, Keiran Collins, who played one senior match before injury last season, is keen to return to the seniors but expects to play a couple of VFL games beforehand.
How are the 2016 premiers going pre season? “Everyone’s training well and are fit,” Collins said.
“Things are looking good for a good year. We have plenty to work on and plenty to work with. The new recruits have settled in well.”