Thursday, 05 Apr 2018

Brisbane Lions AFL players gave West Moreton Anglican College Year 2 and Prep students a real kick when they visited recently to share some of their talents.

Even though AFL is not offered at the College, the students enjoyed learning some new skills.

Year 2 students Liam, Audrey and Levi were among the 42 students involved in the two Lions Clinics conducted by Lions players Nat Exon, Bella Ayre, Mitch Hinge, Tom Cuttler and Zac Bailey.

“It was a lot of fun to go against real AFL players,” Liam said.

Levi agreed that it was great to learn how professional players kick a football.

Audrey said it was interesting just talking with the players, “finding out how long they have played for and why they still play AFL”.

Even a broken leg didn’t students away from the clinic.

The students also eagerly lined up to have their lunchboxes, diaries and posters signed by the players.

College Head of Junior Sport Mr Rob Hiller said it was a great opportunity for the students to meet with the players and learn the basic skills of AFL.

The clinics were conducted by Brisbane Lions players and coaches from AFL Queensland as part of the 2018 Brisbane Lions Community Camps.