On Monday 29 February Makybe had three very special visitors! Fremantle Dockers – John Griffin, Daniel Pearce and Garrick Ibbotson – took time out of their busy pre season schedule to address students from Years Two to Six. John, Daniel and Garrick told the students about the paths they took to become players for the Fremantle Dockers Football Club.
The Dockers players also gave students an insight into the life of an elite AFL player. The players told the students about their weekly training regime and diet– taking the students through how these change throughout the week (game preparation versus post game recovery). They also spoke to the students about the importance of health and fitness in everyday life and the huge role that food plays in this.
The players went on to talk about life outside football – from study to community volunteer work – noting that every player in the Football Club undertook regular volunteer work at the same time as working towards their career after football – whether it be study or work experience.
The players then spent time answering questions from the students (No, they do not play elastics to relax and all three players agreed that their least favourite team were their cross town rivals!) before signing autographs for the students.
The staff and students of Makybe Rise greatly enjoyed their visit!