Geelong Cats Football Clinic

Yesterday, the Grade Four students at Leopold Primary School were treated to a visit from two Geelong Cats football players.

Geelong is a team in the Australian Football League (AFL) and they are very popular in our city. In Australia we use the word “barrack” to say who our favourite sporting teams are. About half of the students in 4KJ barrack for Geelong.

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Two Geelong Cats players, Steve Johnson and Josh Walker, ran a footy clinic for all of the Grade Four students. The students enjoyed practising their skills in the following four rotations:

  • Kicking goals from different angles and distances
  • Kicking and marking with a partner
  • Taking dive marks
  • Tackling with a tackle bag

Check out the photos of the 4KJ footy stars!

Thank you to Steve and Josh for visiting us at school!

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What skills did you enjoy practising at the footy clinic?

Who do you barrack for?

What sports do you play?

A Visit From The Geelong Cats!

Yesterday the Grade Four students at Leopold Primary School were treated to a special visit from some Geelong Cats football players!

Geelong is a team in the Australian Football League (AFL) and they are very popular in our city. Geelong has had a very successful few years, winning three premierships in the past five seasons. In Australia we use the word “barrack” to say who our favourite sporting teams are. Most 4KM and 4KJ students barrack for Geelong.

There are 18 teams in the AFL and most states are represented. Each team has a mascot, and Geelong’s is a cat named Half-Cat.

Photo courtesy of: http://www.afana.com/

Yesterday two players, Andrew Mackie and Jed Bews, ran a footy clinic for the Grade Four students. Jed used to be a student at Leopold Primary School! In fact, when Miss Jordan was on teaching rounds at Leopold in 2003, Jed was in her class!

There were lots of fun activities for the students to enjoy and improve their football skills. Andrew and Jed answered questions and even signed autographs for the excited students!

Watch our slideshow to see the fun we had!

The AFL season starts in a few weeks and we wish the Geelong Cats all the best for another successful year!

Thank you to Andrew and Jed for visiting us at school!

Who do you barrack for?

Do you play football?

What sports do you enjoy watching or playing?