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Footy skills mastered at Powlett River

STUDENTS got right into the spirit of the football season at Powlett River Primary School last term.
The Federal Government provides funding for schools to become a part of the Sporting Schools Program and run workshops involving sports of their choice.
Through AFL Gippsland, Powlett River Primary School chose football, and spent seven weeks perfecting its skills.
The students – across all age groups – have been working with AFL Gippsland’s game development officer Nathan Nicholl to develop basic skills, including kicking and handballing.
“The program gives the students an introduction to football. Some of them might not have access to the sport outside of school,” Nathan said.
“It gives them a positive new experience through games and drills, and will hopefully encourage them to join some of the local teams.”
The students battled through the wet weather to continue the program indoors during several sessions. Nathan said he had seen skill improvement in all of the students and congratulated them on their efforts.
This is the second year of the program, and Nathan has had commitments with other local schools such as San Remo, Welshpool and Korumburra primary schools.
“The schools apply for a government grant and choose a sport. If AFL is considered, they contact AFL Gippsland to confirm if someone is available,” Nathan said.
The sun shone for the final session and students enjoyed a range of games outside to finish off the program.

Footy stars: from left, Prep students Nassar, Bill and Jack picked up some great new skills in Powlett River Primary School’s recent AFL program.

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