Benalla is gearing up to host Essendon Football Club next week for its annual community camp.January 30, 2014 4:11am
Football season will begin early in Benalla when Essendon Football Club arrives next week for a community camp.
About 400 children and a variety of community groups will have access to the players and coaching staff during the visit, which will include a civic reception, training sessions with local clubs, a ‘‘Dinner with the Stars’’, and the super-clinic at Benalla Showgrounds.
‘‘There is no shortage of people who love their football in Benalla Rural City,’’ Benalla Rural City Mayor Barbara Alexander said.
‘‘This will be a great opportunity for many people to meet their sporting heroes. For the young people who love football, it will be quite an experience, and I imagine many of them will be inspired by being able to get advice and encouragement from sportspeople who are at the top of their field.’’
WorkSafe AFL Victoria development manager Zac Guilfoyle said the objective of the visit — part of the AFL’s Australia Post Community Camp initiative — was to make the AFL game and its players more accessible to the community.
‘‘Forming a connection between regional areas, AFL clubs and players is vital to the success of the game at all levels,’’ Mr Guilfoyle said.
‘‘The Benalla area has experienced a decline in player participation in recent years, and we hope to kick-start the 2014 season with this visit.’’
Tickets for the official function on Tuesday, February 4 are available from the Lakeside Community Centre or phone 0499
Noon — Civic Reception, Benalla Art Gallery.
Two men charged over the armed robbery of a Shepparton service station have been remanded in custody until next week.
The 2014 Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival has been hailed a huge success by organisers and participants alike.
The fifth annual King Billy Retreat Open Garden Party will be held at Rushworth on Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Echuca College students Calum Pearson, Luke Judd, Kiriana Epararma, Harriet Nilon, Kyle Melhuish and Stephanie Chong are heading to China.
A former Rochester resident is helping women with their confidence and their horses.
Accusations of bullying, disrespect and dangerous conduct.
And the school's best all-rounder for this year.
Finley's Mark Whiley has been traded from the GWS Giants to Carlton - the club he has supported all his life.
District residents are being invited to enjoy Oktooberfest celebrations at Tooborac Hotel and Brewery.
Momentum builds for the greatest show in Cobram, with young and old expected to lap up family attractions in sunny conditions.
Water users have welcomed the governments' announcement of a $350 million package for new irrigation efficiency programs in NSW, but say water availability is in need of improvement.
Farmers and anyone interested in big boys’ toys will be fascinated to check out an unmanned helicopter in action at an Ardmona orchard.
Judge comments, If I were single, I'd marry this steak!
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.