El­lis still game to sign au­to­graphs

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

A CALF in­jury ruled Xavier El­lis out of con­tention for West Coast's match against the Kan­ga­roos on Sun­day, but it didn’t stop him drop­ping into his lo­cal shops to sign au­to­graphs and give away some tick­ets to the game last Thurs­day.

El­lis was the first of a num­ber of Ea­gles play­ers mak­ing ap­pear­ances at shop­ping cen­tres owned by prop­erty group Hawai­ian, as part of its re­newed part­ner­ship with the foot­ball club.

He was joined at The Mezz, in Mt Hawthorn, by Ea­gles mas­cot Rick the Rock.

On Thurs­day, play­ers will be at No­randa shop­ping vil­lage and For­rest­field Fo­rum and Mar­ket­place, with fur­ther visits sched­uled for Melville Plaza and Car­il­lon City on Fri­day.

Hawai­ian chief ex­ec­u­tive Rus­sell Gibbs said the part­ner­ship was an im­por­tant as­pect of the com­pany’s com­mu­nity pro­gram.

“One el­e­ment of our com­mu­nity pro­gram is about help­ing our lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties have ac­cess to ex­pe­ri­ences that en­gage and in­spire our youths,” he said.

“The only rea­son we are able to make this hap­pen is through part­ner­ing with like-minded or­gan­i­sa­tions, in­clud­ing West Coast Ea­gles.”

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d456706

Mas­cot Rick the Rock with Xavier El­lis and Emily (8) and Gabby Dun­stan (6).

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