Two Fremantle Dockers players visited excited Beechboro Christian School students on Monday 8 August as part of the club’s ‘Welcome to Freo’ program.
Tanner Smith, who has played for the Dockers for four years and Matt Uebergang, who joined the club this year, spent the morning at the school with year four to six students.
The athletes talked to the students about how to live a healthy lifestyle, discussing exercise, healthy eating, sleep routines and the importance of leisure activities.
The players and students completed activities to grasp an understanding of healthy living.
Tanner Smith said that this program is an important part in instilling positive behaviors in young Australians.
“This program is designed to build good habits in the kids while they are still young so that they can grow into healthy adults,” said Smith.
“Kids being active is very important,” he said.
Monday’s visit was the third and final part of the ‘Welcome to Freo’ program for the Beechboro Christian School students.
During the first session the students took part in an interactive and practical football activity with a club representative.
In the second session, the students had a behind the scenes experience at Fremantle Oval, where players introduced them to football drills and skills.
“’Welcome to Freo’ helps the kids understand where our club has come from, and where it is going”, Smith explained.
The excited students had an opportunity to ask their role models questions at the end of the lesson.