Darren Glass serves pupils during a 2011 West Coast Eagles Community Camp

2013 Australia Post AFL Community Camps

Friday, November 16, 2012

The AFL today announced the locations for the 2012/2013 Australia Post AFL Community Camps, with Greater Western Sydney Giants to kick off the first camp in Canberra on December 4.

The Australia Post AFL Community Camps will see more than 800 AFL players take the game to regional and rural communities across Australia, as well as overseas when St Kilda Football Club visits Wellington, New Zealand in January 2013.

The AFL stars will carry out training sessions and visit schools, local football clubs, nursing homes and hospitals, to bring together individuals and communities, irrespective of backgrounds and beliefs, while promoting healthy lifestyles.

AFL National and International Development General Manager Andrew Dillon said the annual camps will see all 18 AFL clubs visiting fans of all ages, far and wide, in the lead up to the 2013 Toyota AFL Premiership Season.

“The Australia Post AFL Community Camps are a highlight of the year for many fans, in particular those who don't have the opportunity to see their football idols regularly during the season.

"For the first time the camps will reach as far as New Zealand, when the Saints meet with local communities in Wellington from January 23, as part of the build up to the historic ANZAC Day clash against the Sydney Swans."

Australia Post General Manager Community Relations Andrea Pearman said the Community Camps are an important part of Australia Post's commitment to give local communities, particularly in regional and rural areas, access to experiences that they don’t usually have.

"Taking the big league to regional and rural Australia and providing them with opportunities to meet their favourite AFL players and clubs is a great way to create interaction and participation within local communities."

2012/2013 Australia Post AFL Community Camp Location & Surrounds

Adelaide Crows

Naracoorte

Feb 18-19

Brisbane Lions

Toowoomba

Feb 15-16

Carlton

Bendigo

Feb 7-8

Collingwood

Healesville

Feb 18-19

Essendon

Myrtleford/Bright/Beechworth (linked to NAB Cup match in Wangaratta)

Feb 28 – March 1

Fremantle

Jurien Bay/Dongara

Feb 18-19

Geelong Cats

Cobram/Barooga

Feb 5-6

Gold Coast Suns

Townsville (Linked to NAB Cup match)

Feb 28- March 1

GWS Giants

Canberra

Dec 4-5 (2012)

Hawthorn

Launceston/Hobart/Devonport

Feb 6-8

Melbourne

Cranbourne/Pakenham

Feb 12 & 15

North Melbourne

Ballarat

Feb 11-12

Port Adelaide

Kadina/Minlaton

Feb 18-19

Richmond

Alice Springs (Linked to All-Stars match)

Feb 6-7

St Kilda

Wellington (NZ)

Jan 23-27

Sydney Swans

Sydney metropolitan regions

Regional NSW locations: Wollongong, Bowral, Newcastle, Armidale, Forster, Gosford, Port Macquarie & Coffs Harbour.

Feb 18-19

West Coast Eagles

Northam

Feb 7-8

Western Bulldogs

Hamilton

Feb 7-8

*Dates are subject to change.

 

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