AFL players to visit region

Stewart Crameri

Stewart Crameri

WESTERN Bulldogs and Carlton players will be visiting central Victoria over the next two days.

Players from each team are set to host clinics and visit a number of schools within the region.

Bulldogs stars Stewart Crameri and Jake Stringer will be among the list of players heading to Bendigo on Tuesday.

Girton Grammar, Strathfieldsaye, St Monica’s, White Hills, St Kilians, Eppalock, Kennington, Big Hill, Camp Hill and Golden Square Primary Schools will all get visits from Western Bulldogs players.

Bulldogs players will also help relaunch the region's Auskick program.

AFL Central Victoria regional general manager Paul Hamilton said extra training sessions have been organised for coaches and parents involved with the sport.

“The enhancements we have made will assist the parent helpers and coaches to improve the program to ensure the kids have fun whilst developing the skills required to play our game,” he said.

“It’s about teaching the next generation of footballers the skills that they will require to play the game, whilst making it as easy as possible for the parents who are an integral part of Auskick”

On Wednesday, Carlton players are set to engage with students in Heathcote and Kyneton before hosting a super clinic at Camp Reserve in Castlemaine in the morning and another at the Kyneton Showgrounds in the afternoon.

AFL Victoria Country football development manager Tony McNamara said it was a great opportunity for kids to get up close and personal with AFL footballers. 

“The players really love to interact with the kids at a one-on-one level whilst talking to them about football," he said.

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