CHILDREN from Leongatha and Korumburra had a special end of term treat on Tuesday with a selection of Melbourne Football Club members attending an AFL Superclinic.
Students from South Gippsland Specialist School, St Laurence’s and Leongatha Primary School attended the Leongatha clinic
at the Leongatha Primary School, while
students from Korumburra, Loch and Nyora primary schools joined St Joseph’s students at the Korumburra Pony Paddock.
While the Demons’ numbers were down due to recent injuries, with the help of some teachers, parents and a special call-up to Gippsland Power coach Leigh Brown, the children made their way through various skills stations including handballing, reflexes, tackles, speckies, goal kicking, bounces and more.
One of the most interesting sessions was a question and answer period.
There were questions about favourite colours, favourite vegetables, injuries and best players.
However, the best questions and answers came from students who weren’t Melbourne fans.
“What’s it like to lose to Collingwood?” said a student wearing the Black and White.
“It’s like any loss – it’s not something you want, but we play them again soon so I’ll come back and tell you what it’s like to beat them,” Colin Garland replied.
The Melbourne players said they’d been to Korumburra and Leongatha a number of times and have always enjoyed meeting students and supporting AFL in the region.