Players drop in for a Cup, chat
EAGLES Cup winning schools across Perth received their trophies from, not surprisingly, West Coast Eagles players last week.
Mitch Brown and Eric Mackenzie were at Kensington Primary School, one of about 30 schools who had Eagles players drop in to present the trophies, answer questions, sign autographs and pose for photographs.
Brown was especially interested in knowing how many girls were participating in the school’s football team.
“Having the National Women’s League starting next year is so inspiring for the girls coming through school and wanting to play with the boys,” Brown said.
“It’s important for them to know there is a pathway and that having a go in the Eagles Cup is just the beginning.”
There was one girl in this year’s team from Kensington Primary School and Brown encouraged the rest of the school to get involved next year.
“It would be great to see more girls playing each year. The competition is all about fun and staying active and we really want to show that this is a game for everyone,” Brown said.
Eagles Cup is WA’s primary interschool competition for students in years 4-7, involving about 480 schools and 12,000 primary school aged students last year.
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