Ea­gles set for two-day tour

Pilbara News - - Sport - Ali­cia Perera

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 vagnew@wafc.com.au.

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.

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