Challenges to continue with Crows
with Josh Kennedy THROUGH the course of the season I have often been asked whether we are surprised by what we have achieved this year, especially after locking down a top four spot with our win over the Bulldogs on Sunday.
The short answer is no. In the playing group we have been focused on short-term goals, but we have not set any limits on what we wanted to achieve. And we still won’t.
We just wanted to improve on last year and we have obviously done that now.
The first target was to win more games than we did in 2014 and we ticked that box a few weeks ago, so that was satisfying.
Now that we have ensured a top four spot, we aim to finish as high as we can because that will help us have the biggest possible impact during the finals series. To do that we will again focus on the short term, tackling each of the last two games one by one.
The challenges don’t get any easier because we play the Crows at Adelaide Oval this Sunday and they will be looking to lock down a spot in the finals by winning.
They have a gun midfield and some firepower up front with Tex Walker and Eddie Betts, so we know it’s going to be tough.
We will celebrate the 150-game milestone of my mate Mark LeCras in style.
He will earn life membership as a result of hitting that mark and I can’t think of anyone more deserving. We have played a lot of footy together over the years and it would be great to win to mark the occasion.
This week we’ll watch a highlights package featuring Lecca and that will be fun. WEST Coast captain Shannon Hurn has been an ambassador for Foodbank for the past two years and has played a key role in driving the community to donate food to assist those less fortunate.
FoodBank does an amazing job on various levels and an area where Hurn has helped has been the School Food Appeal – encouraging WA’s primary school students to put their energy into helping others in the community.
This year 34 schools were involved and the bar was set by the North Perth Primary School, with the highest volume of donated foods.
Run by the student council, the school collected almost 500kg of food, which would provide about 664 meals. All schools together managed a total of 5364kg of donated food, the equivalent of 7152 meals.
“It was terrific to see the kids really commit to such a worthwhile project. To have 34 schools take up the challenge was fantastic and North Perth Primary School certainly took it to another level,” Hurn said.
“To have kids engaged in a broad community project of this nature is very satisfying on so many fronts and they all attacked the assignment with great enthusiasm.
“The result is significant as it allows Foodbank to reach out even further in assisting families who really do need and appreciate the assistance.”
The School Food Appeal provided food donations to assist Foodbank in their role as a pantry to charities and community groups who feed the hungry, and to provide a conduit between the food industry’s surplus food and the welfare sector’s need.
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