‘Groves’ goes grassroots
Antoni Grover and his teammates always enjoy the opportunity to contribute to the community.
But today, the Fremantle players got to give a little something back to their grassroots as they ventured to their old districts to help the WAFL clubs conduct footy clinics for aspiring young players.
Grover, who famously walked in off the streets to a Subiaco Colts training session in 1998 and asked for a chance to prove himself, joined fellow Freo Dockers from the Lions and East Perth at Kingsway Reserve.
The Freo defender said it was an excellent initiative that the 150-odd children present thoroughly enjoyed.
“It’s good to see Subiaco and the other WAFL clubs putting back into the community and giving the kids something to do during the holidays,” he said.
Grover played Colts in his first year at Subiaco before being drafted to Freo. He has played for the Lions’ League side in the past two weeks as he tries to work his way back into the Freo team.
The 31-year-old said finding time for his old club throughout his career was never out of the question.
“It’s nice to go back to your zone, where you’re originally from,” he said.
“We are obviously very busy, but every opportunity I get to go back to the WAFL and support, I try and take it.
“Whether that’s helping out the kids or watching my mates play for the Lions, it’s something I enjoy doing.”