Vikings buddy up

Senior Wynnum Vikings players will mentor juniors as a way to unite the club in 2013.

The Wynnum Vikings are working towards creating a more united club this season, kick started by a family day held last weekend.

Held after the club’s practice match against Logan, the day involved players from all levels of the club.

Junior Vikings had the opportunity to choose a senior player to be their mentor for the season, to strengthen the ties between the two groups.

The buddy pairings were put through their paces with a training drill as a way to get to know one another.

Later on, the junior players presented the seniors with their guernseys in front of everyone who attended the event.

Vikings senior coach, Darren Ferguson said the mentoring program and the family day were vital parts of making Wynnum a stronger club on and off the footy field.

“Events like this are an important aspect of growing a respectful, responsible and united culture,” he said.

“It’s great to see both the junior and senior playing groups growing together and starting what should be a successful in years to come.”

Reserves coach Michael Burrows said the day was a success, with juniors and their parents “chuffed to feel the community vibe created.”

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