Schools in sights of Bel­mont Ju­nior FC

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - SPORT -

THE AFL sea­son has kicked off and a lo­cal foot­ball club is wait­ing to of­fer a new batch of in­spired kids the chance to pull on the boots.

The Bel­mont Ju­nior Foot­ball Club will host a meet and greet fam­ily day on Satur­day and de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer Lee Searle was con­fi­dent there would be plenty of ea­ger young­sters keen to try their hand at the game.

“It’s a chance for kids to come down, sign up and be a part of a team sport,” he said.

“We’re af­fil­i­ated with the Bel­mont Se­nior Foot­ball Club, so there’s an 18-year path­way if play­ers are keen to fol­low it right through.”

Mr Searle said the club, which counts Colling­wood for­ward Chris Mayne and Fre­man­tle de­fender Michael John­son among its alumni, was also think­ing out­side the box in a bid to en­cour­age kids to take up the sport.

De­vel­op­ment and high per­for­mance of­fi­cer Paul Mc­Grath and his team will visit lo­cal schools over the com­ing weeks, of­fer­ing kids the chance to ex­pe­ri­ence train­ing drills run by play­ers at the high­est level.

“The club has tried to think out­side the square. It’s fun and some­thing dif­fer­ent,” Mr Searle said.

The meet and greet will be at Peet Park in Kewdale from 2pm. For in­for­ma­tion, visit www.bel­montjfc.com.au, call Natalie Carter on 0409 885 956 or email regis­trar@ bel­montjfc.com.au.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

Adrian Skelly, Lewis Bropho, Bel­mont JFC pres­i­dent Jeff Mullen, Cameron Fos­bery, Paul Mc­Grath, Derek Parker-Gra­ham and Ri­ley John­ston.

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