Essendon players visited Rochester Secondary College on Monday, speaking to students and hosting a clinic.IVY WISE July 15, 2014 3:46am
Four Essendon players fought against exhaustion, after Sunday’s thrashing of Collingwood, to inspire some Rochester and Lockington students yesterday.
Paul Chapman, Jason Winderlich, Ben Howlett and Nick O’Brien visited Rochester Secondary College to talk to students, before holding a football clinic for some primary school students.
Chapman said the visit was about spreading the word of Aussie Rules and encouraging children in the country to be active and achieve their goals.
‘‘When I was a kid, some league players came to my school. I’ve always remembered that. If I can have the same impact that those players had on me, then that’s a good thing,’’ he said.
Winderlich said he loved visiting country towns and encouraging the next generation.
‘‘It leaves a lasting impact on the kids. By inspiring them a little, they don’t think they won’t have any opportunities because they live in a country town,’’ he said.
Howlett said AFL players were role models for children, so it was important that they provided positive messages, such as good nutrition and setting goals.
‘‘Hopefully a little bit of advice might rub off on them,’’ he said.
Secondary college PE teacher Todd Woodfine said it was a great opportunity for the senior students to ask questions and experience football at an elite level.
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