Schools in sights of Belmont Junior FC
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.
Adrian Skelly, Lewis Bropho, Belmont JFC president Jeff Mullen, Cameron Fosbery, Paul McGrath, Derek Parker-Graham and Riley Johnston.