Hometown Boy Zac Smith looking forward to Rockhampton Community Camp this weekend

Rockhampton’s own Zac Smith will hit  Rockhampton and Gladstone from Sunday as part of the 2012 Australia Post AFL Community Camps.

The Australia Post AFL Community Camps will see all Gold Coast SUNS listed players take the game to regional communities giving football fans of all ages the chance to meet their heroes, and learn skills from the players and coaches.

GC SUNS players will see in excess of 7,500 participants over the two days during Super Clinics and school visits in the Northern Rivers and Rockhampton regions. Five players including North Queensland’s very own, Zac Smith, Charlie Dixon and Jarrod Harbrow will visit Rockhampton while the rest of the team will head south of the border, visiting Ballina, Lismore and Casino.

Local son Zac Smith said he was really looking forward to coming home for the camp.

“The guys are really looking forward to our camp. 

“It’s great to spend time with young players and coaches.   It’s a good reminder of how we all started our sports careers and gives the team a chance to spend time together away from our usual routine.”

On Sunday, the GC SUNS will join junior club sign-on events in Rockhampton at Victoria Park Lion Creek rd and Gladstone, Lions Park, (Next to McDonalds) from 2pm; assist with local Representative Footy training for 45 local players aged from 14 to 18 at Stenlake Park Cnr Carlton and McLaughlin Streets; and take part in a Football Forum with invited local AFL club players and officials from 6.30pm.

The second day of the camp will see the GC SUNS players visit schools in Rockhampton and Yeppoon. The school visits will include skills clinics as well as discussion on healthy eating, Player pathways – Experiences and time management. Their final activity will be to join in an AFL Auskick sign-on afternoon from 3.15 til 4.15pm at Crescent Lagoon State School.


Sunday February 5

What:   Gold Coast SUNS Super Clinic and autograph session
Who: All members of the public are welcome to participate
Where: Victoria Park, Lion Creek Rd, Rockhampton
Time:   2:00pm – 3:45pm

What:   Gold Coast Academy training & Under 18 Cyclones 
Who:  Members of the public are welcome to watch the session 
Where: (Stenlake Park Cnr Carlton &McLaughlin St Nth Rockhampton)
Time:   4:30 – 5:45pm

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