Footy trip for the kids

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page - BY EMMA PRIOR

A group of eight Yar­ra­wonga pri­mary school aged boys have been lucky enough, through the gen­eros­ity of the com­mu­nity, to travel to Mel­bourne to watch an AFL footy match at the MCG.

This is the sixth year in a row the trip has gone ahead.

The boys along with Yar­ra­wonga’s Daryl Howard, Andrew Bev­erly and Phil Melkov drove to Mel­bourne to watch the Mel­bourne Demons play the Bris­bane Lions.

The boys who at­tend Yar­ra­wonga Col­lege P-12 and Mul­wala Pri­mary School were se­lected by their schools to par­tic­i­pate in the ex­cur­sion.

“The Mel­bourne Foot­ball Club is gen­er­ous to do­nate tick­ets ev­ery year for us to go and see the Demons play at the ‘G,” Daryl said.

“It is a won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ence for the boys be­cause they get to en­joy the full ex­pe­ri­ence of a day at the foot­ball and see the city. Some of the boys have never even been to Mel­bourne be­fore.”

This ex­pe­ri­ence al­lows the boys to watch a pro­fes­sional foot­ball match in the big­gest foot­ball arena in the coun­try while they en­joy a pie, hot dog and drink.

As well as the Mel­bourne Foot­ball Club pro­vid­ing the boys with tick­ets, other com­pa­nies and or­gan­i­sa­tions are on­board to help out.

Many of these com­mu­nity groups and busi­nesses who raise funds for these footy trips through­out the year and Daryl said he would also like to thank all the com­mu­nity groups in­volved.

“McDon­alds at Wal­lan North bound pro­vide meals for din­ner on the way home for ev­ery­one who made the trip,” Daryl said.

“Bun­nings also do­nated a footy to each of the boys so they could have a kick around at home when they rem­i­nisce about their footy trip.”

The lo­cal busi­nesses and or­gan­i­sa­tions in­volved in­clude Crusty loaf who made sand­wiches and cakes for the boys, Burkes so­cial club, Yar­ra­wonga Brake & Clutch, T & J Con­struc­tions, Mur­ray Val­ley Tyre & Auto, Brooks Ag Spread­ing, Rod­ney Woods, Au­to­pro, Kennedy Builders, Pi­rates Trea­sure and Sun Coun­try Hire & Drive.

Daryl said this trip was also great for the boys to so­cialise more.

“With all of them coming from dif­fer­ent schools but hav­ing sim­i­lar up­bring­ings or life­styles, this trip brings them to­gether and al­lows them to make new friends.”

A net­ball trip is also in the pipe­line for the girls in the fu­ture af­ter it was un­for­tu­nately un­able to go ahead this year.

Daryl Howard, Andrew Bev­erly and Phil Melkov with the eight boys they took to Mel­bourne to watch the Demons play the Lions

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