MAKYBE Rise Primary students took part in a football clinic to kick off the annual AFL Community Camps for 2018.
The clinic was held at Anniversary Park where students from neighbouring schools from Pre-primary to Year 6 attended the free clinic run by Fremantle Dockers stars.
Students were indulged in some of the finer points of being a football player through a Q&A session run by Dockers players David Mundy, Bailey Banfield and Brennan Cox.
Topics discussed were healthy eating and goal-setting with a couple of friendly footy quips thrown in for good measure.
Each player discussed their diets stating they eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, and drink lots of water to keep hydrated.
Mundy said it was important to drink lots of water.
“It’s very hot in Perth, you need to drink lots and lots of water to hydrate, so you can learn and be attentive,” he said.
Walking around the room he let students answer questions like what sport they played.
The players had their work cut out for them with only one student saying he liked football.
With a sigh of relief Mundy replied “we like playing football too”.
Banfield discussed goal-setting and the importance of keeping little goals each week.
Cox was asked about what his dream position was and he said he would like to be a ruck-rover like Mundy – although, he said, he would not be as good as him – to which Mundy quipped “it’s good to have a goal”.
The students were enthusiastic when they lined up for autographs and to answer questions for a chance to win one of five Dockers caps.
The camps will visit schools in the Peel and Wheatbelt regions.
They are designed to develop good relationships with the community and the AFL.
With all 18 AFL Clubs taking part, the AFL Community Camps see more than 750 players spending two days meeting fans.