MEMBERS of the Fremantle Dockers were treated like rock stars when they visited Makybe Rise Primary School today to kick off the annual AFL Community Camps for 2018.
Although it wasn’t clear if they were excited to see the players or the TV cameras behind them.
The camps will visit schools and communities in the Peel and Wheatbelt regions.
They are designed to develop good relationships with the community and the AFL.
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 Mundy.
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.
With all 18 AFL Clubs taking part, the AFL Community Camps see more than 750 players spending two days meeting fans.