Kids learn from a great

South Western Times - - News -

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.

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