Inspirational brekkie for footy juniors
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.