AFL star Andrew Walker is the face of this year's One and All Inclusion Project All Star game on Sunday.TRENT HORNEMAN July 31, 2014 3:04am
Jacqui Davies is ‘flat out’ organising the One and All game with the help of (from left) Kelly Shotton, Jordan Betts, Kevin Pascoe, Elle Florance, Tim McCormick, Cameron Farre, Aisha Kirchhoffer and Mark McGann.
Community leaders will join Rockets footballers and Rockettes netballers for the third annual One and All Inclusion Project All Star game on Sunday.
Member for Rodney Paul Weller will pull on the boots, along with former champion Echuca footballer Brendan Hogan and Riverine Herald general manager Haydn O’Neale.
The day, at Echuca South Recreation Reserve, will feature an Auskick session from 9.30am, followed by the all star match from 10.30am.
Netball action starts at 11.30am, with a netball clinic, followed by a Rockettes and All Stars netball match at 12.45pm, featuring Lockington-Bamawm United netballer Carlie Jones, Belinda Lees, Echuca A grade coach Gina Pearson, United A grade coach Tina Rankins and possibly Campaspe Shire councillor Emma Bradbury.
For Weller, it will be the first time he has pulled the boots on in about 30 years, when he was a back pocket reserves player for Lockington.
‘‘I was strictly a reserves player. I tell everyone that I played reserves so I could be home in time to milk the cows,’’ he said.
‘‘I was a back pocket player but I did enjoy sneaking forward and kicking a goal, so perhaps if we are in trouble I might have to do that.’’
Mr Weller said he had spent some time walking to help his fitness before Sunday’s game.
‘‘I have done a pre-season, I have walked for an hour-and-a-half on Saturdays. I might have to run up the steps of parliament,’’ he said.
Mr Weller said the prospect of copping a few sledges from the opposition or the crowd did not phase him.
‘‘I am a politicians I am used to it. There is nothing that people could say that I have not already heard,’’ he said.
Carlton and ex-Echuca footballer Andrew Walker is the face of this year’s event.
He had planned on umpiring the football match, but might have to be a spectator after having surgery on a knee injury which has ended his AFL season.
‘‘I might have to get behind the barbecue and flip a few snags or something,’’ he said.
Walker was an 11th-hour guest last year, joining previous ambassador — Port Adelaide’s Ollie Wines.
‘‘I am really looking forward to the day. I have seen the time and effort people spent to help just one person with a disability, it is amazing,’’ he said.
‘‘I am not normally a good spectator at the football, but it will be good to have a chat with people and watch the action.’’
For information on the One and All Campaspe Inclusion project, visit www.facebook.com/#!/oneandall
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