Carlton stars want old boots

Carlton stars Chris Judd and Mitch Robinson will go in boots and all at the Bendigo Central Post Office next week for the Boots For All Program.

Next Thursday, February 7 the Blues’ players will visit the post office to meet fans and promote the program which calls on footy fans to donate their quality second-hand footy boots and other sports equipment.

All boots and equipment donated will be distributed to teams across Australia which are socially excluded, geographically isolated or new to Australian Rules football.

“This is a fantastic program that helps thousands of kids and adults have the opportunity to play our great game,” AFL multicultural ambassador Robert “Dipper” DiPierdomenico said.

“The more equipment we receive, the more kids that can benefit, so if you have any reusable footy boots or jumpers in good condition, it’s easy to donate them at your local Australia Post retail outlet.”

Judd and Robinson will be in Bendigo with the rest of the Carlton squad for the Blues’ Australia Post community camp on Thursday and Friday next week.

The community camp kicks-off with a City of Greater Bendigo reception from 11.30am to 12.30pm at the Civic Gardens which is open to the public.

A free Auskick Super Clinic for five to 12-year-olds will follow at the QEO from 4.30pm-6.30pm, while a free Coaches Forum with Carlton assistant coaches will be held at South Bendigo’s clubrooms at the QEO from 5.30-6.30pm. 

Fans can have dinner and attend a sportsman’s night with Carlton players at the All Seasons Hotel from 7.30-10.30pm that evening. 

Bookings can be made by calling (03) 5443 8166.

A business and administrators lunch with Carlton CEO Greg Swann and other club leaders will be held at the All Seasons from midday until 2pm Friday.

Bookings must be made by 12pm today to admin@bendigofnl.com.au or by calling 5443 7111.

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