Higher learning in Aussie Rules
RICK the Rock and his Eagles in the Community team visited nearly 30 schools around Perth to help students kick off the new term.
The Eagles also went back to university through West Coast Eagles 101, an annual program designed to give international university students their first taste of Australian Rules football.
Some 27 students attended the Eagles clash against Melbourne on Saturday, allowing them to see first-hand what the nation’s favourite football code is all about.
This week they will tour West Coast facilities and learn more about the game, including rules, positions, teams and highlights.
West Coast’s community engagement co-ordinator James Grabski said Eagles 101 was an initiative through the club’s partnership with ECU.
“Hopefully this is the start of a lifelong passion for the game, and of course, a passion for the club.”
At Kennedy Baptist College, high school students learned about the training requirements of an AFL player, nutritional information, injury management and prevention as part of an Eagles Insight presentation.
The High School program allows schools to choose from a variety of topics including cyber bullying, leadership and goal setting and is provided free to interested schools.
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Several international students were able enjoy a taste of AFL at West Coast's game against Melbourne.