Kids learn from a great
A spot of rain only added to the excitement at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School on Tuesday as the Year 1 students learnt from one of the AFL’s best.
West Coast Eagles game development coach and former player Drew Petrie delivered a football training session at the school after community member Maria Cavallo donated the opportunity she won at a charity auction for the Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre.
Petrie said he was “impressed” with the skills and enthusiasm on show at the session.
“We started the session by dressing them all in West Coast Eagles jumpers to which there was no resistance – they weren’t all West Coast supporters but they all looked the part wearing the jumpers,” he said.
“Then I took them through an hour of skills and games and they seemed to enjoy themselves.
“When the rain started to come down the adults tried to get under some cover but the kids wanted to slide around – it didn’t deter them at all and made it more fun and more real as to what the football conditions are like.”
Year 1 students Jake Ognenis and Beth Lockley sharpen their skills with help from legendary AFL player Drew Petrie.