Freo clinic in­spires young guns

Broome Advertiser - - Sport - Jakeb Wad­dell

Nearly 100 of the Kim­ber­ley’s as­pir­ing foot­ballers showed off their skills at the Fre­man­tle Dock­ers Next Gen­er­a­tion Academy Tal­ent Day on Satur­day.

The aim of the clinic was to in­tro­duce as­pir­ing boys and girls be­tween 11 and 14 to lo­cal com­pe­ti­tions and iden­tify and de­velop young tal­ent.

Fre­man­tle Foot­ball Club NGA man­ager Wade Splicker said the clinic would show the peo­ple of the Kim­ber­ley that there was a path­way to fur­ther op­por­tu­ni­ties.

“There is some great tal­ent in the Kim­ber­ley,” he said.

“Hope­fully the NGA shows that there is now a clear path­way to fur­ther de­velop this tal­ent and pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties not only for the very elite play­ers, but other tal­ented play­ers as well.”

The Fre­man­tle Foot­ball Club staff took the chil­dren through a num­ber of drills, in­clud­ing kicking, hand­balling, sprint­ing, ver­ti­cal leaps and ac­cu­racy.

Pictures: Jakeb Wad­dell

About 100 chil­dren from across the Kim­ber­ley at­tended the clinic.

Wade Splicker from Fre­man­tle Foot­ball Club.

Pre­ston Pa­trick, 12, takes part in a hand­ball drill.

Michael Nulgit, 11, takes a screamer.

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