Cats Pounce Into Shepparton and Echuca

The final schedule for the AFL Australia Post Community Camp next Thursday 3 and Friday 4 March involving Geelong Football Club has been released with community interaction the key theme.

The players and coaching staff of the Geelong Cats will be welcomed by the Mayor of Greater Shepparton City Council Cr Dinny Adem at a Civic Reception at The Parklake upon their arrival on Thursday morning.

The afternoon will be busy with players heading out in groups to visit over 20 schools that will see over 3,000 students interact either through clinics or Question & Answer sessions.

Later in the afternoon an open training session will be held at Deakin Reserve as the Cats prepare for their NAB Challenge game against Essendon at Deakin Reserve on Saturday.

After training 16 players will be distributed to local clubs to attend junior training before the full squad regroups at the official function to be held at the Sir Ian McLennan Centre in Mooroopna from 6pm.

On Friday morning 30 of the players shall be heading to Echuca firstly for a small civic reception and welcome into the Shire of Campaspe before heading out to local schools for clinics and interactions.

Simultaneously in Shepparton the remaining players will be conducting community visits including a visit to GV Health and Australia Post. The Friday morning program will conclude with Morning Tea at the Filipino House in Shepparton involving local multicultural community leaders and featuring AFL Multicultural Ambassador and Geelong star Tom Hawkins.

Tickets to the Geelong On The Ball In The GV function are $70 per person and can be purchased from AFL Goulburn Murray (Cash, Cheque or EFT) or at Contact (03) 5823 9800 to book a table.

Tickets to the Geelong v Essendon game at Deakin Reserve on Saturday 5 March are only $20 and can be purchased at


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