Annual Proudies event the highlight of two Claremont footy clinics
Footballers in the region will get the chance to be part of two footy clinics this week, including the annual Proudies Holiday Football Clinic.
Former AFL player Kepler Bradley and current WAFL and ex-AFL player Tom Curren will be in Albany today to run a Claremont Football Club AFL 9s and Skills Day.
This event is suitable for school children in Year 5-8 and will be run from 9am to 3pm at Centennial Stadium.
Registrations will be from 8.30am onwards.
The annual Proudies clinic will be run tomorrow for kids from pre-primary to Year 6 at Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre due to the weather forecast.
Coaching will be provided by Claremont and the Great Southern Storm players from 9am-12.
A lunch will follow at the conclusion of the event.
The Proudies Foundation was set up to support Warrick Proudlove who was seriously injured in a freak car accident in 2011.
Proudlove was 19 at the time and had moved to Perth to play for Claremont.
This week marked nine years since the accident.
Claremont senior player Curren said he was excited to be in the region.
“The Great Southern is part of our zone, catchment area and we want to keep building on the relationship we have with this area,” he said.
“The aim is to connect with the Great Southern community and provide an opportunity for the kids to be associated with Claremont potentially for the first time, with an emphasis on fun.
“I think it’s great for country towns to deliver these sort of experiences, providing some coaching and hopefully some fun for kids away from their regular footy training that may create greater motivation and additional learnings.”
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