Freo Dockers touchdown in Kalgoorlie
The Fremantle Dockers have landed in Kalgoorlie for their three-day 2011 Telstra AFL Community Camp.
Fremantle’s travelling party includes Captain Matthew Pavlich, Aaron Sandilands and Senior Coach Mark Harvey, who have been joined by a mix of senior players and new recruits.
The group will be based in Kalgoorlie, travelling to surrounding regional communities to spread the AFL’s message and Fremantle’s “purple passion”.
The camp is a great way for the club to meet members, supporters and football fans of all ages in the Goldfields area and provides the chance for grassroots participants of Australian Rules football, including players, umpires, coaches and administrators, to learn from the best by getting a rare insight into what is needed to compete at the highest level.
The best chance for locals to meet the players and see them in action is at Digger Daws Oval from 5.00pm onwards today. The players will conduct a NAB Superclinic for children aged 5-12 years before some of Freo’s development coaches take the Goldfields Talent Academy for a training session.
Wednesday and Thursday will see the travelling party head out to local schools in and around the Goldfields region, including Kambalda, Boulder and Coolgardie to address students on the rigours of playing AFL, living a healthy lifestyle and pursuing their dreams.
Stay tuned to fremantlefc.com.au for more stories, video footage and pics from Freo’s visit to the Goldfields.