Football: Swan Districts to hold Swans Big Camp Out for fathers and kids

Swan Districts colts player Kane Edwards setting up for the Swans Big Camp Out.
Swan Districts colts player Kane Edwards setting up for the Swans Big Camp Out.

FATHERS and their children can bond through camping activities at the Swans Big Camp Out at Bassendean Oval.

Swan Districts is running its first camp out event from October 13 to October 14.

Kids aged from five to 12 years can join their dads in rocket making, fishing, night lantern stalk, marshmallow roasting and enjoying an appearance from the Kiara Fire Brigade and live music.

No phones or tablets will be allowed, except in an emergency.

Participants need to bring their own tent.

V Swans academy high performance and justice manager Shane Beros said the club would like to see 150 people attend the event.

“Overall, the campout allows both father and child to spend quality time with each other in a relaxed camp style setting whilst also enjoying the company of other campers,” he said.

“Swan Districts Football Club recognises the importance of strong and healthy father and child relationships and seeks to facilitate such bonds by providing opportunities to utilise the resources the club has to offer.”

Beros said the club wanted to support families in “building community”.

“We are a football club primarily, however we represent the Swans community and we want our Swans people to feel welcomed and apart of the club which has a significant historical presence in all of the Swan Districts,” he said.