Rick the Rock visits Woodbridge Primary School as part of Eagles in the Community


Year 4 student James Townsend arm-wrestles Rick the Rock during the Eagles in the Community visit to Woodbridge Primary School
Year 4 student James Townsend arm-wrestles Rick the Rock during the Eagles in the Community visit to Woodbridge Primary School

STUDENTS at Woodbridge Primary School, near Midland, were treated to a visit from West Coast Eagles mascot Rick the Rock as the Eagles in the Community team kicked off school visits for 2016.

Given the visit came just after the Eagles massive round 1 win over Brisbane, there were plenty of happy West Coast Eagles fans in the audience, all eager to hear Rick’s messages about the importance of goal setting and what kids can do to reach their goals.

Former West Coast player Bradd Dalziell, who is now the club’s schools and community development officer, joined Rick in promoting the benefits of exercise and healthy eating, as well as the importance of strong friendships and reliability.

“The kids love Rick. He really helps them understand our messages and adds a bit of fun to the presentation,” Dalziell said.

“We haven’t been to Woodbridge Primary before so this was a great way to kick off our 2016 visits.”

The students will be in for another treat in a couple of weeks’ time when West Coast players head back to the school to reinforce the program messages and perform a variety of activities.

The ‘Eagles Rock My School’ program visits more than 250 schools each year, reaching more than 50,000 students and their teachers annually to communicate many positive messages through Australia’s favourite game – football.

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