Former Greater Western Sydney Giants player hosts FootyKids clinic to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease

Former GWS Giants player Don Bull with Caleb McGlew as Billy the Kid.
Former GWS Giants player Don Bull with Caleb McGlew as Billy the Kid.

AFTER witnessing a close friend's family battle with the impact of motor neurone disease, Don Bull was inspired to make a difference.

The former Greater Western Sydney Giants player will run a fun day and football clinic as part of his coaching program FootyKids to help raise money for research and awareness of the incurable disease.

Mr Bull said the event was his way of recognising the courage of an AFL legend and his family.

‘One of our good friends, Ben Daniher his dad is famously Neal Daniher the footballer ” he got diagnosed pretty publicly a while back,’ Mr Bull said.

‘I sort of watched the way his family dealt with something that is pretty difficult and I took a lot of inspiration from the fact they were so strong and pretty resilient despite what was going on.’

The three-hour clinic and fun day to be held on November 23 at College Park, Claremont will also be run by former St Kilda player Tom Ledger and a host of WAFL players.

There will be face painting and a football shaped bouncy castle.

Registrations for the clinic and donations can be made on the day or visit www.footykids.com.au.