Eagles set for two-day tour
Ten West Coast Eagles representatives will swoop in to the Pilbara next week for a whirlwind two-day tour of sports clubs, schools and community groups.
Seven players along with retired midfielder and defender Adam Selwood, Swan Districts legend Phil Narkle and team schools and community program co-ordinator Kim Hannah will spend next Thursday and Friday in Karratha, Port Hedland, Newman and surrounds.
It marks the first time in about seven years since the Eagles’ last Pilbara trip for their community camp program.
WA Football Commission Pilbara regional development manager Vicki Agnew said the tour was an exciting chance for residents to interact with top footballers.
“It promotes football and gives our kids access to higher-level athletes,” she said of the team tour.
“It’s good for football and for the community. It actually gives kids in our community the opportunity to teach players there’s more than inside the metropolitan area.”
The highlights of the Eagles’ schedule will be panel discussions at te Karratha Leisureplex on Thursday, February 23, and a business and leadership breakfast at Onyx on Sharpe the next day.
Both events are fundraisers for the senior and junior North Pilbara Football leagues and injured Dampier Sharks junior Angus Johnston. For tickets or details, contact Vicki Agnew on email@example.com.
The Eagles will also run school skills clinics at City of Karratha, Hedland and Newman schools, hold coaching development sessions and visit local hospitals and aged care facilities.