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FOR THE first Community Camp of 2020, twenty-six lucky schools received visits from some very special visitors in navy blue.

Both AFLW and AFL Carlton players visited 3,800 students in Melbourne’s northern corridor, running hands-on clinics and Q&A sessions for students. A few ‘Baggers made the trip up to Mansfield to run a super clinic for 700 students in rural Victoria.

One student from St Mary’s Primary School in Greensborough wrote about his day spent with our players.

“Today on the tennis courts we met four Carlton players. They were Patrick Cripps, Ed Curnow, Jack Newnes and Zac Fisher. We got split up into groups and then rotated around activities. I got Jack Newnes first and we played footy tennis. With Patrick Cripps we did a handball race and we played three games. We won 2 out of 3 and the loser of the round had to do 5 pushups. Ed Curnow and Zac Fisher kicked the footballs to us and we had to mark it.

The four players then had a longest kick competition. 1st place was Patrick Cripps, 2nd place was Ed Curnow, 3rd place was Zac Fisher and 4th place was Jack Newnes.

We finished with a group photo and they left. It was a great clinic and amazing to meet some superstars of the AFL. 

Thank you to Mr Healy for organising this treat for us. 

Ethan – 4M”

Thank you to all the students who participated in the Community Camp clinics and for making the players feel welcome at your school.