West Coast Eagles visit Joondalup hospital, Two Rocks school

Eagle Jeremy McGovern reading to children in the Telethon Children's Ward play room. Picture: Chris Kershaw
Eagle Jeremy McGovern reading to children in the Telethon Children's Ward play room. Picture: Chris Kershaw

HOSPITAL patients and school children got to meet West Coast Eagles footballers this week.

Players visited Two Rocks Primary School on Tuesday, February 19 and Joondalup Health Campus on Wednesday, February 20.

Players spent an hour visiting the hospital’s private maternity ward, coronary care and intensive care units, the Telethon Children’s Ward and private orthopaedics ward on February 20.

The youngest patient they visited was a yet-to-be-named baby who was less than 24-hours-old and the oldest a 94-year-old Eagles fan.

West Coast Eagles Jackson Nelson, Hamish Brayshaw and Jeremy McGovern with a newborn baby, later named Isabel Ostle. Picture: Chris Kershaw
Hamish Brayshaw holds a newborn for the first time, watched by teammates Jackson Nelson and Jeremy McGovern, who is dad to his own nine-month-old at home. Picture: Chris Kershaw
Eagles fan Brenda Broun got the surprise of her life when Kurt Mutimer, Tom Barrass and Dom Sheed called in to the private orthopaedics ward.

Several players spent time on the Telethon Children’s Ward, brightening the day for unwell children.

Adam Simpson, Elliot Yeo, Drew Petrie, Brayden Ainsworth and Daniel Venables visited Two Rocks Primary School to talk about the health regime of an AFL player and sign autographs.

Eagles players visit Two Rocks Primary School.
Eagles players visit Two Rocks Primary School.