Teachers Given Access to Eagles Nest

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

More than 30 lucky teachers from primary and secondary schools around WA experienced what life is like for the West Coast Eagles in an AFL Teachers professional development session on Tuesday March 10. It was part of the AFL club’s Player Appearance schedule and the WA Football Commission’s commitment to support and resource teachers who implement football programs in schools.

These education representatives were able to meet and greet the team, coached through a number of practical skills and drills by the players, given a tour around the West Coast Eagles facility and had posters and merchandise autographed. In addition to this the teachers and players had the chance to sit down and discuss their thoughts around AFL programs within schools, brainstorming what would be great to implement and reflecting on current programs.

Baldivis Senior High School teacher Emily Sharp said the PD was “a really good opportunity to meet the WCE players and look at their Domain Stadium facilities”. She also found the information from the WAFC Education team and the WCE Community team really interesting. 

With 2015 well into gear and football getting ready to kick off, visit the www.wafootball.com.au website and click the schools tab for great programs and competitions for your school. Register now!

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