Students meet footy heroes

June 09, 2017

Waiting: Alanhi Hulley looks to get her bottle signed.

Meet and greet: Melbourne Football Club players chatted to Cobram Secondary College students.

Skills session: St Joseph's Primary School students practise thier ball skills.

Test your knowledge: Students wait for the footy quiz session.

Waiting patiently: Barooga Public School students wait for the footy quiz to start.

Star appearance: Melbourne Football Club players Jack Trengove, Sam Frost and Mitch White take questions from an eager audience.

Football star: Jack Trengove.

Q&A: Sam Frost answers a question from local students.

Sign my drinkbottle: Melbourne's Jayden Hunt signs autographs for students.

Despite cold weather and drizzly rain, dozens of excited school children from across the region waited eagerly to meet some famous footballers.

Several players from Melbourne Football Club visited Cobram as part of the AFL Goulburn Murray Player Appearance program on May 30.

After rain delayed their arrival to Tocumwal Airport, players met with local primary school students for a question and answer session and signing in the morning at Scott Oval.

Players fielded many questions from intrigued students, including ones about their pay, when they’ve played games, who they’ve played with and more.

Previously, students participated in a skills super clinic, run with the help of Cobram Secondary College’s Advance students.

In the afternoon, players visited secondary schools to run small football clinics, a question and answer session and provide information about diet, nutrition and training, and spoke about the value of leadership.

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