Ea­gle’s fly­ing visit to cham­pion school

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Driveway -

VIC­TO­RIA Park Pri­mary School stu­dents were de­lighted to meet one of their idols when West Coast Ea­gles for­ward Fraser McInnes vis­ited the school to present the Ea­gles Cup to the school’s cham­pion team.

The 11-year-old stu­dents took out the Ea­gles Cup for the first time this year, win­ning all three of their matches.

The Ea­gles Cup is WA’s premier pri­mary in­ter­school com­pe­ti­tion for years 5 to 7 stu­dents.

It uses spe­cial mod­i­fied rules to en­cour­age max­i­mum player par­tic- ipa­tion, de­vel­op­ment and en­joy­ment.

Af­ter the cup pre­sen­ta­tion on June 30, the ju­nior football play­ers were taken through their paces in a quick train­ing ses­sion with the upand-com­ing West Coast Ea­gles player, who said it was great to be back in his old neigh­bour­hood.

“It is great to get back on the ground train­ing with the ju­niors in the com­mu­nity where I grew up, play­ing for the South Perth Stingrays ju­nior football team,” McInnes said.

Vic­to­ria Park Pri­mary football team cap­tain Daniel Gay and vice­cap­tain Rohan Ibrahim said they were ex­cited to win the com­pe­ti­tion this year.

“I scored four goals this year and I re­ally love to play in the for­ward line,” Gay said.

The Ea­gles Cup al­lows hun­dreds of schools to par­tic­i­pate in the com­pe­ti­tion from all parts of the State, pro­vid­ing them with equip­ment and sup­port ma­te­ri­als to de­liver the pro­gram with­out be­ing re­liant on spon­sors.

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