Freo clinic inspires young guns

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About 100 children from across the Kimberley attended the clinic.
Camera IconAbout 100 children from across the Kimberley attended the clinic. Credit: Jakeb Waddell

Nearly 100 of the Kimberley’s aspiring footballers showed off their skills at the Fremantle Dockers Next Generation Academy Talent Day on Saturday.

The aim of the clinic was to introduce aspiring boys and girls between 11 and 14 to local competitions and identify and develop young talent.

Preston Patrick, 12, takes part in a handball drill.
Camera IconPreston Patrick, 12, takes part in a handball drill. Credit: Jakeb Waddell

Fremantle Football Club NGA manager Wade Splicker said the clinic would show the people of the Kimberley that there was a pathway to further opportunities.

“There is some great talent in the Kimberley,” he said.

“Hopefully the NGA shows that there is now a clear pathway to further develop this talent and provide opportunities not only for the very elite players, but other talented players as well.”

Michael Nulgit, 11, takes a screamer.
Camera IconMichael Nulgit, 11, takes a screamer. Credit: Jakeb Waddell

The Fremantle Football Club staff took the children through a number of drills, including kicking, handballing, sprinting, vertical leaps and accuracy.

Wade Splicker from Fremantle Football Club.
Camera IconWade Splicker from Fremantle Football Club. Credit: Jakeb Waddell

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