AFL NSW/ACT Media Release: GIANTS Community Camp

The GIANTS will return Canberra on Wednesday to visit local clubs, schools and fans for the annual Community Camp. Just one week out from the AFL’s Opening Round, a group of GIANTS players will also head south of the nation’s capital to Wagga Wagga and Merimbula.

The club arrives in Canberra on Wednesday, 28 February where players and coaching staff will participate in nine separate AFL Canberra club clinics, followed by a coach development session for local coaches. The club will then host its ACT season launch at Manuka Oval that evening.

On Thursday, fans will have the chance to watch the team in full flight as it takes on the Gold Coast at Manuka Oval from 7:10pm in the AAMI Community Series. Tickets for the match are available here, with club members and kids 14 and under free.

GIANTS players not contesting the Community Series game will to head to Wagga Wagga and Merimbula for super clinics with local clubs on Thursday and school visits on Friday. Around 1,800 local footballers and coaches will get their chance to rub shoulders with GIANTS players, while 2,000 school children from Wagga Wagga and Merimbula eagerly await the footy stars’ arrival.

On Friday, players will also blitz Canberra schools, visiting 25 schools and meeting 3,000 students at clinics, assemblies and other fun activities.

AFL NSW/ACT Participation and Programs Manager, Dylan Potter, is looking forward to the GIANTS’ interactions in Canberra, Wagga Wagga and Merimbula: “The GIANTS have formed a really special relationship with the people of Canberra and I know players, fans and school kids are all looking forward to a great few days in the ACT.

“The club will extend its reach with visits further south to Wagga and Merimbula and I know that the footy community is grateful for its commitment to these regions. With an Opening Round clash against Collingwood just nine days away, the GIANTS players and staff have shown genuine commitment and embraced the activities across these strong football communities. I’m sure the footy community will turn out in droves to meet their AFL heroes, who will be an inspiration to many whose local footy and Auskick seasons are a little over a month away.”

Club player visits

Wednesday, 28 February

AFL Canberra – 6pm-7pm at the following clubs: Eastlake, Tuggeranong, Gungahlin, Ainslie, Queanbeyan, Belconnen, Weston Creek, Marist, GIANTS Academy

Thursday, 29 February

AFL Riverina – 5pm-6pm at Bolton Park, Wagga Wagga

AFL Sapphire Coast – 5pm-6pm at Berrambool Oval, Merimbula


Media requests to cover any of the above, and for details on player availability, please contact:

Jarrod Lawler, GIANTS | 0456 881 121

Opening Round

The GIANTS take on Collingwood at GIANTS Stadium in the first ever Opening Round, which is the first four matches of the Toyota AFL Premiership season, one week ahead of Round One.

Limited tickets for the blockbuster on Saturday, 9 March are available here.

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