Kids’ footy soars with Eagles’ Vardy

Robert DoughertyNorth West Telegraph
West Coast Eagles ruckman Nathan Vardy travelled to South Hedland for fitness tests with Hedland Senior High School students.
Camera IconWest Coast Eagles ruckman Nathan Vardy travelled to South Hedland for fitness tests with Hedland Senior High School students. Credit: North West Telegraph

West Coast Eagles big man Nathan Vardy gave Hedland Senior High School students a lesson in what it takes to be fit for the AFL at an Inaugural V Swans Challenge last week.

Hedland’s Kicking Goals and Shooting Goals students were challenged to relay races, cycling, jumping, planking and strength challenges for the V Swans Program event at Wanangkura Stadium on April 11.

The 200cm Eagles ruckman, originally traded from Geelong in the 2016 NAB AFL trade period after 25 games, said the activities were a good opportunity for students to test their fitness and have some fun.

“Just being involved in a sporting club and trying to become involved in AFL football was a real incentive to do activities like this (when I was a kid); try and drag your mates along as well which makes it a lot more enjoyable,” he said.

“I’m just working my way back into games now, hence why I’m able to make my way up here and see the kids.

“We’ve started well, we have got a young group this year, but a young group brings excitement.”

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