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Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

FRE­MAN­TLE Dock­ers play­ers spent some time shoot­ing hoops with lo­cal chil­dren at the Hil­ton PCYC to launch the Be­yond the Game project last Wed­nes­day night.

The project will see the Fre­man­tle player group spend time in the af­ter­noon with the chil­dren from Night Hoops and PCYC play­ing bas­ket­ball and tak­ing part in team build­ing ex­er­cises.

Fre­man­tle Docker Grif­fin Logue said he was happy to be a part of the night.

“The po­si­tion we are in is a priv­i­leged po­si­tion which I re­ally cher­ish and never take for granted,” he said.

“If I can go and hang out with a few kids and muck around, have fun and lighten some­one else’s day, then I’m re­ally happy to be a part of it.”

Logue said he hoped they could con­tinue putting on sim­i­lar nights.

“I want to see this pro­gram go some­where big; maybe our own fa­cil­ity would be un­real,” he said.

“I just want to keep do­ing stuff and help­ing kids around the lo­cal neigh­bour­hood. You can’t get much bet­ter than that.”

WA PCYC area man­ager Julie Gor­man said pro­grams such as Be­yond the Game were im­por­tant for chil­dren as they pro­vided a feel­ing that some­one cared for them.

“That peo­ple care enough to come down to PCYC to spend some time with them, teach them some skills, I think that boosts their con­fi­dence and they feel that they are a val­ued part of the com­mu­nity,” she said.

“I think the best thing I have seen so far is the play­ers com­ing down on a reg­u­lar ba­sis and do­ing lots of great ac­tiv­i­ties.”

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