Carlton Football Club players made a return to Australian rules grassroots at Eaglehawk Primary School.
Four of the club's players visited the school to promote football and talk about their journeys to the AFL.
"When I was growing up I had a few clubs come out and do some clinics at my school," Carlton ruckman Matthew Kreuzer said.
"All of the kids get a good kick from our visit and it's a great way to be able to give back."
In addition to bolstering the skills of junior footballers, Kreuzer hoped the visit would help get more children interested in football.
"Some kids might not know much about football, so hopefully us coming here today might spark their interest in the sport," Kreuzer said.
"So who knows they could be running around on the footy field in a few more years."
AFL Central Victoria junior football operations coordinator Jake McLean said the visit helped give the children a "role model to aim towards".
"All these boys were primary school students back in the day and now they have all progressed to the elite level of football," McLean said.
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