GIANTS Go Back To School

Friday, June 01, 2012

The Greater Western Sydney GIANTS have continued their engagement with the Western Sydney community, with players and coaches visiting more than 23 schools across the region.

Fourty-four GIANTS players along with Head coach Kevin Sheedy visited over 2,000 students from Kindergargen through to Year 12 across Blacktown, Penrith, Liverpool, Parramatta, Hawkesbury and Bankstown.

GIANTS Head Coach, Kevin Sheedy, who visited St Joseph the Worker Primary School in Auburn said the GIANTS’ visits play an important role in educating local students about the game but also promote messages of inclusion, diversity and commitment to football.

Sheedy said that the club hopes to inspire many young people to be active and become GIANTS players in the future.

"These players have an obligation to be ambassadors for the GIANTS and the game here in Western Sydney.

“We want to help educate school children about AFL as well as the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle and playing sport - no matter which code they choose,” Sheedy said.

GIANTS CEO, David Matthews said the GIANTS have a responsibility to engage with the local community and their visits are a part of the ongoing work of the club alongside AFL NSW/ACT.

"The GIANTS have a responsibility to the people of Western Sydney and that is why the club has a strong focus on engaging with the local community here.

“Through these visits we hope to instill important messages of education in the students. They are the lifeblood of the area and we hope that through these visits they can aspire to their dreams just like our GIANTS players,” Matthews said.

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