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.
The SAM Foundation has received a further philanthropic contribution of $1 million towards the new Shepparton Art Museum.
The Yarrawonga Pigeons scored a 20 point victory over the Myrtleford Saints at the JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
Two people have been arrested and thousands of dollars in drugs and property found in a major raid in Corop early Monday.
FOUR Rochester residents did more than their bit for women’s cancers mid last month when they trekked 60km around Melbourne to raise funds for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
Tongala Football Club lost to Rumbalara in the Murray Netball League on Saturday by 14 points.
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Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
DESPITE criticism from within the community over a perceived lack of use, the O’Keefe Rail Trail has enjoyed good traffic over the past couple of weeks, with more to come.
Members of a Cobram social group have encouraged women to become a part of community groups, committees and boards.
School fundraises for student with leukaemia.
Fonterra suppliers are reeling after the announcement of a big cut in the milk price from $5.60/kg to $5 for the full current year.
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