Published on: 31 August 2017
Junior and Senior boys from the Peter Moyes Centre (PMC) were flying high last week following a visit by star West Coast Eagles players Josh Kennedy, Luke Shuey, Fraser McInness and Mark Hutchings.
The visit was part of the West Coast Eagles community development program which involves their players meeting with students at various schools around Perth. Australian rules football continues to be popular amongst today’s younger generation, making it a valuable tool in engaging with students and achieving positive educational outcomes through sport.
Preparatory School Sportsmaster Brady Leckie said “It was a great opportunity to have the Eagles come in and speak with our PMC boys. To see Julian Pizzino in his element, grilling the players on statistics and game play was a highlight of the session. The memories he will have from speaking to Josh Kennedy and giving him advice on how to play against a fullback are priceless.”
“The smiles on all their faces and being able to interact with elite sportsmen from our national game was just terrific to see. We are very appreciative of Dave Lindsay, manager of the school programs for the West Australian Football Commission (WAFC), for making the visit happen. Dave has worked for many years in the PSA system and has a great understanding of the work that happens in our PMC.”
The West Coast Eagles have been actively supporting the WA community since the club’s inception in 1986 and support a number of educational programs which seek to encourage participation at school and promote important life messages.