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Fremantle FC session with Nicky Winmar Academy

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 2:05 PM by Dan CURTIS

The Swans District is set to gear up its preparation with the Nicky Winmar Academy, in 2016. With training due to commence in early February, players will be put through their paces as the Nicky Winmar Carnival draws closer, which will be held on Sunday, March 6 at Bendigo Bank Stadium, Mandurah.

We are fortunate to be holding a Fremantle FC session with the participating Nicky Winmar Academy players on the return training session, Tuesday, the 9th of February at 4.30pm at Ron Jose Oval, Midvale.

The Nicky Winmar Carnival was originally created to provide young Aboriginal youth with another platform to enter the WA Football talent pathway. The carnival targets disengaged players with the aim of getting them back into the football system at club level and in development squads.

Swans District, after winning the 2015 Nicky Winmar Carnival, had 6 players represented in the WA KickStart Championship team, while there was a further 3 players selected in the National Boomerangs Squad. Swans have shown to provide an outstanding pathway for young and talented Indigenous males to get involved in the next pathway of playing.

With another strong coaching group at the helm in 2016, Swans is certainly looking forward to providing further opportunities for all players to get involved within the Nicky Winmar Academy.

*Any Indigenous/Torres Strait Islander boys born in 2001, 2002 or 2003 are eligible to participate*

Contact Development Officer, Dan Curtis on 0430 969 906 or at dcurtis@wafc.com.au for more.