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Eagles Stars Show Kids How To Fly High

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 10:44 AM

On Monday 7th May, six West Coast Eagles superstars paid a visit to Gladys Newton School where 84 students with special needs got the chance to have a kick with their football heroes. Among the players were such champions as Nic Naitanui, Willy Rioli, Louis Jedda, Mark Hutchins, Malcolm Karpany and Francis Watson. The students came crashing out with excitement and admiration for the players getting everything from hats, shirts, jumpers and balls autographed, to having photos, playing kick to kick and showing off their football skills to the players.

The Eagles did not hesitate to jump in and offer some expert coaching tips to the kids who were able to leave players speechless with their goal kicking abilities. Some kids even knocked players off their feet when getting their chance on the tackle bags. Subiaco District Development Officer Matt Debarro had this to say, “ The Players were phenomenal at getting every kid with a ball in their hands, it was nonstop fun and football for 2 whole hours. I don’t know who was more excited the kids or the teachers, but it was truly a great experience for all 84 kids and the staff, definitely a priceless moment.”

The generosity did not stop there for the kids at Gladys Newton. The West Coast Eagles stars hung around to sign 90 posters so that every student had one to take home. Teachers even got the opportunity to have photos and get memorabilia signed as well. It was an amazing event and one that the students and staff will not forget for a very long time. The Subiaco District thanks the West Coast Eagles for the visit to Gladys Newton School and for showing a very remarkable group of students and staff how to fly high in our great game.