Eagles give insights on AFL


Matilda Hall and Rhiannon Goodman meet Eagles players Mark Hutchings, Sam
Butler, Eric McKenzie and former Eagle Mark Nicoski.
Matilda Hall and Rhiannon Goodman meet Eagles players Mark Hutchings, Sam Butler, Eric McKenzie and former Eagle Mark Nicoski.

The players, joined by former Eagle Mark Nicoski, spoke to Year 9 students who will study the AFL in Term 2 as part of the curriculum.

The footballers mentioned the importance of good nutrition, resilience in recovering from setbacks and injuries, professionalism and goal-setting.

The students asked questions about training loads, career obstacles, diet and the players said it was some of the most in-depth questions they have been asked on a school visit.

Helena College health and physical education teacher Joe Kendall organised the visit.

He won the AFL School Ambassador of the Year award for teachers last year for his work coaching young women in football.

The Helena College women’s AFL team has had success and produced some outstanding female players.