Brett Peake and David Armitage with students from St. Francis Xavier Primary School in Frankston

Saints Head Back To The Classroom

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

St Kilda footballers yesterday held clinics at local schools near their training base at the Linen House Centre Frankston.

Players engaged in talks with the school children about leadership, healthy lifestyles and their journey to becoming an elite athlete.

Saints Stephen Milne, Dean Polo and Cameron Shenton visited Overport Primary School in Frankston and had a great morning entertaining the kids with handballing games and answering their inquisitive questions.

Down the road David Armitage and Brett Peake took the 100 children at St. Francis Xavier Primary School through warm-ups and training drills similar to their own training and answered questions such as how often they train during a week.

Armitage said he enjoyed the visit because it was a great chance to meet local children and pass on his knowledge.

"It was awesome to see how many Saints supporters there are in the area. I saw a few Saints Guernseys which was good," David Armitage said.

"I think the kids were really interested to hear we do Pilates as part of our training."

"The kids have so much energy.  I remember when players came to my school as a kid, I was just in awe and really listened to them because it's what I wanted to do too, so hopefully the kids here think the same," he concluded.

The Saints visited 40 schools in total throughout the day.

Below is a list of schools the St Kilda Football Club attended:

  • Aldercourt Primary School
  • Aspendale Gardens Primary School
  • Aspendale Primary School
  • Bayside Christian College
  • Belvedere Park Primary School
  • Black Rock Primary School
  • Brighton Beach Primary School
  • Brighton Primary School
  • Carrum Downs Primary School
  • Carrum Primary School
  • Chelsea Heights Primary School
  • Chelsea Primary School
  • Derinya Primary School
  • Edithvale Primary School
  • Elsternwick Primary School
  • Frankston East Primary School
  • Frankston Heights Primary School
  • Frankston Special Dev. School
  • Kananook Primary School
  • Mahogany Rise Primary School
  • McClelland College
  • Naranga Special School
  • Overport Primary School
  • Patterson Lakes Primary School
  • Patterson River Secondary College
  • Peninsula Junior School
  • Seaford North Primary School
  • Seaford Park Primary School
  • Seaford Primary School
  • Skye Primary School
  • St. Anne's Primary School
  • St Columbia's School
  • St Finbars School
  • St Francis Xavier Primary School
  • St James School
  • St Joachim's Primary School
  • St Joan of Arc
  • St Joseph's Primary School
  • St. Louis De Montfort Primary School
  • Yarrabah Special Dev. School
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