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Aussie rules comes to Indonesian schools

02 Sep 2016 7:38 AM | Anonymous member


  

The Bintangs AFL Football Club and TelkomTelstra working together brought a ‘taste’ of Australian Rules footy to students in the ANZA Student Sponsorship Program (SSP) at PGRI35 in Jakarta. The 30 girls and boys came to learn the basics on a blustery afternoon that didn’t dampen their enthusiasm despite bad traffic and a nearly water logged pitch.

 On 30 August the eager 14-15 year olds from PGRI35 were introduced to the basic skills of the game by an enthusiastic group from the Bintangs and TelkomTelstra volunteers.  The Bintangs provided the training expertise and TelkomTelstra, a major sponsor of SSP, the refreshments, field rental and transport for the students.  

 Despite the stormy weather all the kids and trainers had so much fun and a great training session… until the skies opened again and we all retreated to shelter for a well earned drink and some pizza.  Tired, wet and muddy but with smiles all round everyone made their way home through Jakarta traffic.

 A big ‘Thank you’ to all the guys for giving the kids a fun filled afternoon and who knows they may have sown the seeds for a new Indonesian national sport!

Written by: Gilly Weaver, Co-Director ANZA Social Welfare

If you would like to join the Social Welfare team or organise a similar event. Please get in touch, new volunteers are always welcome.


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Phone: +62 8131535 7229 

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