Geelong Football Club is coming to town on February 5 and 6.JEMIMA LEWIS January 23, 2013 4:36am
Geelong Football Club is coming to town on February 5 and 6.
The side are visiting the region as part of the AFL Australia Post Community Camp.
It is the first time the team will visit the region and AFL Victoria’s Goulburn Murray region development manager Greg Liddell says he is over the moon with the opportunity.
‘‘I’ve been plugging for Cobram-Barooga for years and I’ve finally got them over the line,’’ he said.
Geelong’s players, coaches and officials arrive on Tuesday, February 5, beginning with a civic reception at Barooga Sports Club.
They will then visit various community groups and clubs across the region.
This includes Probus, Cobram Community House, the Men’s Shed, Oasis Village and aged care facilities.
‘‘Each organisation has organised cars to pick up and drop off the players,’’ Liddell said.
They will conduct junior training sessions with the clubs’ under-14 and under-17 sides.
‘‘This will hopefully kick start junior recruiting for these 12 clubs,’’ Liddell said.
The day’s activities conclude with an official dinner function at Cobram-Barooga Golf Club.
There has already been an overwhelming response for the dinner.
‘‘We have sold out,’’ Liddell said.
‘‘Word of mouth spread very quickly and 14 tables had been booked before I could even advertise it.’’
He is hoping to allow more people to attend due to high demand.
‘‘We have a waiting list full of people trying to get in.’’
‘‘We will fit as many as possible, but we don’t want it to be uncomfortable.’’
There are 270 people already attending the Community Camp’s official function.
On Wednesday, February 6 children can meet their favourite AFL players as the team visits eight primary and secondary schools in the area.
Three groups will also head into NSW for a super clinic.
The visit will conclude in Numurkah with another super clinic.
‘‘A total of 515 school children will be participating in the clinic at Numurkah Football Ground,’’ Liddell said.
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