Stu­dents wel­come our BFGs


Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - SPORT - Jil­lian Mc­Kee

THE stu­dents at Mt Druitt Pub­lic School rubbed shoul­ders with some of Syd­ney’s AFL stars when the Greater Western Syd­ney Gi­ants dropped in last week.

Gi­ants by name and na­ture, Adam Kennedy, Caleb March­bank and Tom Downie tow­ered over the stu­dents while giv­ing an in­spir­ing talk about hard work and ded­i­ca­tion.

Gi­ants de­fender Adam Kennedy said the vis­its were a way to give some­thing back to their fans.

“It’s very im­por­tant to hold clin­ics in western Syd­ney be­cause that’s where our fan base is and it’s our best way of giv­ing some­thing back to sup­port­ers who put a lot of faith in us,” Kennedy said.

“We used our ex­pe­ri­ences and spoke to kids about the im­por­tance of re­spect and com­mit­ment and hope­fully they were able to take some­thing away.”

Spark­ing much de­bate, Year 5 stu­dent Aneesh Chakra­vathula asked the play­ers, “Other than sport what else were you good at school?”, with all three re­ply­ing maths was their favourite sub­ject.

Kennedy said the ques­tion time was re­ally fun.

“The kids were awe­some at Mt Druitt Pub­lic School and re­ally lis­tened to what we had to say.” he said.


The GWS Gi­ants’ Caleb March­bank, Adam Kennedy and Tom Downie with Mt Druitt Pub­lic School stu­dents He­wan Workineh, Aneesh Chakravarthula and Ziyad Salameh.

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