Touching on new rugby skills

Year six students Hanny Martin of Winterfold Primary School and Ethan Tupuhi of Our Lady of Mt Carmel Primary School in action. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d409965
Year six students Hanny Martin of Winterfold Primary School and Ethan Tupuhi of Our Lady of Mt Carmel Primary School in action. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d409965

The students joined in a number of skill groups and modified games of touch rugby as part of the program.

It was run at Hilton Park with the help of Touch Football WA and the Fremantle Districts Touch Association.

AASC regional coordinator Sarah Perkins said the students were given the opportunity to learn the skills in a fun, safe and inclusive environment and hopefully sign up to play in the local junior club competition.

‘The AASC program came about to provide children with the opportunity to try a wide variety of sports and other structured physical activities through a positive and fun experience,’ she said.

‘The program aims to encourage children to develop a love of sport that motivates them to join a local sporting club and get active for life.

‘Winterfold Primary School and Our Lady of Mt Carmel School have run touch football programs throughout term 3 and 4 in the lead-up to this event and local coaches from FDTA have delivered these programs.’