Senior Rovers players help Auskickers
Hedland’s next generation of footy players were given some tips of the trade, with Port Hedland Rovers Football Club holding a skills session last week.
Auskick boys and girls were put through their paces in a fun environment with kicking, running and handball activities held at Kevin Scott Oval in South Hedland.
Rovers league coach Troy Melville said the activities were about building a footy community of junior players, families and senior players in Hedland.
“We put the offer out to help out — have a bit of a different session, give the parents a chance to have a bit of a barbecue,” he said.
“The bigger clubs need to give guidance and support.
“It will be a challenge because you’ve got to park your best interests at the fence to develop those kids all the way up to under-17s.”
Melville said there was a need for Hedland’s clubs to take on responsibility in promoting a healthy sporting community as club delegates to younger programs
“It’s got some work to do but I think Swans and Rovers have got to be a bit more hands-on and giving them (juniors) guidance,” he said.
“In my opinion just having a delegate from both clubs to give a bit of guidance, help and support — it’s part of what the senior clubs should be doing, it’s not just about going out Saturdays and winning footy games.”
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