West Coast duo thrill fans in visit

Pilbara News - - Sport - Shan­non Beat­tie

West Coast Ea­gles fans had the night of their lives last week when premier­ship leg­ends Jeremy McGovern and Mark Hutch­ings turned up in Ex­mouth and Kar­ratha.

The stars went to Froth Craft Brew­ery on Novem­ber 26 and Kar­ratha Rec Club on Novem­ber 27, where they took part in a Q and A ses­sion with a pro­moter be­fore the ea­ger crowds got the chance to ask their burn­ing ques­tions.

The play­ers talked about their dis­ap­point­ment af­ter the grand fi­nal loss in 2015, the feel­ing of win­ning two months ago, who has a bro­mance in the team and who man­aged to mis­place their premier­ship medal.

Three-time All-Aus­tralian player McGovern said af­ter grow­ing up in the coun­try him­self, get­ting out to re­gional ar­eas was al­ways a high­light.

“I’ve got some mates that live up this way, I was ac­tu­ally in Kar­ratha only a few weeks ago hav­ing a fish, so I jumped at the chance to head up north,” McGovern said.

“I don’t think some of the boys re­alise the fol­low­ing we’ve got up here, so hope­fully from this they’ll see just how much sup­port we’ve got in the North West.”

Mid­fielder and ar­guably one of the AFL’s best tag­gers Hutch­ings said he’d never been to Ex­mouth or Kar­ratha be­fore and had wanted to see what it was all about.

“I wanted to see the towns and meet the peo­ple,” he said.

“This is the clos­est a lot of peo­ple get to an AFL player. To be able to give our fans that op­por­tu­nity is amaz­ing.”

The events were free for chil­dren un­der 12. “We want kids to be able to ask ques­tions of their he­roes, the peo­ple they ad­mire most, peo­ple they hope to be one day and peo­ple they'd love to kick a footy with,” organiser Mouse Pro­mo­tions said.

Pic­ture: Shan­non Beat­tie

Mark Hutch­ings, Kar­ratha Rec Club pres­i­dent Steve Hon­icke, Sharon Hann, Jeremy McGovern and “Mouse” from Mouse Pro­mo­tions.

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