Community Camp Release

The Werribee Football Club welcomed its AFL partner the North Melbourne Football Club to Wyndham for its annual Australia Post Community Camp.

The camp kicked off on Wednesday night at Avalon Airport Oval with North Melbourne players and assistant coaches taking over Werribee’s training session. It was a great opportunity for local coaches to pick the brains of the assistant coaches and players on different issues they faced at their respective clubs and enhance their knowledge of the game.

The coaching seminar was followed up by primary and secondary school visits on Thursday morning along with a civic reception supported by the City of Wyndham staff and counsillors. The afternoon consisted of community visits and the All Nations and Kickstart trails, which has been formed to encourage talented young indigenous and multicultural kids to get involved in football and receive coaching and support through state teams.

The final day of the three day camp involved players visiting Wyndham schools and finished off with a Superclinic held at Avalon Airport Oval for over 250 primary school students. Students had a chance to meet all of the 20 players in attendance and test out their skills on various skill stations. All students got to take home a show bag and were given the opportunity to get a photo and signature from their favourite players.

Werribee’s Community Development Manager, Chris Gallagher said.

“It is great to have an AFL partner such as the North Melbourne Football Club who shares the same values and beliefs as our club and is prepared to help grow Australian Rules football in Wyndham”.

The two clubs will continue to work together through the year visiting over 20 primary schools and hosting a number of events and match day experiences.

For more information visit the club website or phone the club on 9741 6688.

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