There were plenty of thrills, skills and drills when more than 260 kids joined Melbourne Football Club’s (MFC) women’s teams for a day of football fun on Saturday 12 January.
The Dees’ AFLW and VFLW players hosted a free junior clinic at Casey’s premier sporting precinct, Casey Fields, following an open training session and practice match earlier in the day.
The children were put through their paces in a variety of games and drills, learning from stars of the women’s competitions.
Participants in the clinic were aged from three to 16-years-old with majority being female, highlighting the impact the AFLW competition has had on the sport.
The sun was shining, Daisy the mascot was in attendance and there were giveaways and opportunities for player autographs.
The City of Casey and MFC proudly formed a 30-year partnership in 2009 and since then have been working together to promote and engage the community in sport, create talent pathways and provide unique opportunities for residents such as the AFLW Junior Clinic.
The women’s team have three home games at Casey Fields as part of their AFLW season, on Sunday 3 February, Sunday 24 February and Saturday 16 March. With free entry, plenty of children’s activities and prizes to be won, head along and cheer on Casey’s affiliated club for a great afternoon out.
The men’s team also have a match at Casey Fields, where they’ll take on the Brisbane Lions on Saturday 9 March in week two of the AFL JLT Community Series. This will be a ticketed event, with tickets available at Ticketmaster.
Council and MFC will also be hosting the Summer of Family Fun night at Bunjil Place on Wednesday 13 February from 4.30 – 6pm. There will be free entertainment, activities, chances to meet and challenge players in some fun games, face painting and much more.
To find out more about MFC events in Casey visit the Melbourne Football Club page.