Published on: 30 August 2018

It was ‘game on’ last Thursday afternoon as fathers/significant family members and sons gathered at multiple sporting venues to participate in our eighth Preparatory School Father/Friend and Son event.

The popular annual event offers Years 5 and 6 boys the rare opportunity to play alongside their dads or significant family members in various sports offered as part of the Preparatory School Sports program.

“This year’s turnout was amazing thanks to a broader selection of sports on offer. It was our largest ever event involving dads, significant male figures, mums and even grandparents,” says Preparatory School Sportsmaster, Brady Leckie.

“Simultaneously taking place were sporting activities at Mt Claremont playing fields, St John’s Wood playing fields, UWA Super Turf and ATI Martial Arts in Claremont.”

“While all games are modified to level the playing field, our boys’ sporting prowess shined on the fields with wins in touch rugby and a one-point win in football.”

“The event concept started in 2009 as an AFL game between fathers and sons. Since then, it has grown to include rugby, hockey, soccer and now martial arts.”

“What this event really offers is a special opportunity for fathers and significant family members to immerse in our Preparatory School Sports program and get more involved.”

A big thank you to all parents, family members and Preparatory School staff who participated and supported with the afternoon’s activities.