Corowa to wel­come Coburg Li­ons

The Free Press (Corowa) - - CLASSIES (03) CLASSIES - BY JAR­RYD BARCA

Coburg Li­ons play­ers and coaches will be as­cend­ing on Corowa next week as part of its 2019 pre-sea­son camp.

More than 40 rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the VFL club, in­clud­ing head coach and for­mer North Mel­bourne foot­baller Leigh Adams, are ex­pected to run a Su­per Aus­kick Clinic.

The club will be in town from Fri­day, Novem­ber 16 to Sun­day, Novem­ber 18, run­ning the clinic and as­sist­ing kids from the re­gion at John Fo­ord Oval on the Satur­day from 10.30am.

There is of course a link be­tween the two ar­eas, with Coburg-listed player Jay O’Donoghue pre­vi­ously play­ing at the Corowa Ruther­glen Roos.

Coburg Foot­ball Club Gen­eral Man­ager Se­bas­tian Spag­n­uolo told The Free Press ev­ery­one is ex­cited to ven­ture three hours north.

“When we were look­ing at po­ten­tial venues for our camp, we thought it would be great to take our club to the home town and home club of one of our play­ers,” he said.

“We nor­mally do our camp in March a lot closer to the sea­son and we’ve de­cided to change it up a bit this year – do­ing it in Novem­ber – just to let all the play­ers get to know each other a lot ear­lier rather than leav­ing it un­til close to games.

“In 2018 we went to Healesville – that was just a camp, we didn’t do a clinic – but this is the first time our play­ers will be do­ing a clinic for the lo­cals and we’re re­ally ex­cited by it. We can’t wait to meet ev­ery­one up there and be a part of it.”

Mr Spag­n­uolo said it will be a great day and ex­pe­ri­ence for the young foot­ballers in town.

“(They can) get up close, learn off VFL foot­ballers and meet the coach who has played AFL. Just be around a pro­fes­sional foot­ball club and see what it’s all about,” he said.

For Coburg, con­duct­ing the clinic is all about com­mu­nity in­volve­ment.

“It’s great that the Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil and the Corowa Ruther­glen Foot­ball Club are host­ing us and it’s great for us to give back to them and their lo­cals by play­ing a part in a clinic,” Mr Spag­n­uolo said.

“It’s a great op­por­tu­nity for us and we’re re­ally look­ing for­ward to it. There’s a few of the boys who are from the Mur­ray Bushrangers apart from Jay, not Corowa, but in sur­round­ing dis­tricts that way.”

Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil Mayor Pat Bourke said coun­cil was pleased to sup­port the Su­per Aus­kick Clinic event.

“Sport plays a huge part in the lives of our res­i­dents, and as such, coun­cil is proud to have been the con­duit in bring­ing the Su­per Aus­kick Clinic to Corowa,” Mayor Bourke said.

“With the op­por­tu­ni­ties sport pro­vides, it un­doubt­edly sets strong foun­da­tions for team­work, courage, in­clu­sive­ness and lead­er­ship, and I re­ally look for­ward to hear­ing from coun­cil’s youngest res­i­dents on the day about the fun that is sure to be had.”

Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil is ex­cited to wel­come the Coburg Foot­ball Club to the town next week when they host a foot­ball clinic as part of their pre-sea­son camp. Among the vis­it­ing VFL Li­ons will be head coach and for­mer North Mel­bourne player Leigh Adams. Photo

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