In­spi­ra­tional brekkie for footy ju­niors

The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - SPORT - WADE GLEE­SON

THE New Nor­folk Ju­nior Foot­ball Club held its an­nual break­fast for all teams at the New Nor­folk District Foot­ball Club rooms on Satur­day.

It was a great turn out with plenty of hun­gry chil­dren and their par­ents com­ing along.

Guest speak­ers for the oc­ca­sion were for­mer Essendon ruck­man and cur­rent New Nor­folk Ea­gles player Ja­son Lay­cock, who gave a great in­sight into his days grow­ing up as a ju­nior foot­baller on the North-West Coast and how he be­came an AFL foot­baller.

Tas­ma­nian Foot­ball Coun­cil gen­eral man­ager Jackson Hills spoke of the im­por­tance of ju­nior clubs in our com­mu­ni­ties and how val­ued vol­un­teers are to the make-up of ju­nior foot­ball.

The fi­nal speaker was NNDFC se­nior coach Matthew Smith, who spoke to

These young women should be very proud of their achieve­ments so far — as should their coach. Well done.

And just to note, all but one of the raf­fle prizes were taken out by mem­bers of the girls’ footy team.

All the ju­niors had an en­joy­able time at the break­fast be­fore go­ing to watch the Ea­gles’ se­nior teams in ac­tion against Clare­mont at Boyer Oval.

A big con­grat­u­la­tions goes to the NNDFC Old Play­ers who yet again put on a lovely feed for all. Ex­cel­lent work!

Thanks also to the se­nior foot­ballers who at­tended — the kids loved it.

This event has been run­ning since at least the 1980s and this break­fast was as good as any.

A spe­cial thank you to NNJFC com­mit­tee mem­bers David Banks and Vanessa Brit­ten on a job very well done.

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