Did you know that the Hawthorn Hawks are kind of a Tassie team? Well the Tassie government give them lots of money, so Tassie is kind of their home ground. They had a match in Tassie on Friday night apparently.
Saturday morning saw a kids coaching clinic in our town! So being a family of mostly Hawks supporters, Stuart was happy to drag the boys along. Actually they went willingly. (as did I!) The boys joined in in the 2 hour clinic which was fun to watch. There were 4 groups of kids & 4 Hawks players split between them.
It was really a great day. What a great thing to do for people though. I imagine it would be quite a struggle for the players at times to put on a happy face for something that becomes quite frustrating, boring, repetitive for them, but they did a good job, especially after coming after a practice match the night before.
Heck, I even got a bit of coaching done with Ben myself. Hahaha... yeah, watching a group of 4-5 year old's trying to follow instructions from way above their level is funny, so umm... I helped. I don't know if Ben was happy about that or not, but hey, I can send them off in the right direction so the plan of the footballer kind of works. Four & five year old's just don't get it.
We managed the autograph session where Stuart managed to get 2 of his hats signed, but the boys were wearing them of course! lol Plus the photos... awesome fun. Apparently this is worthy of "journal writing" come Monday at school!
Boys & Ben McEvoy
Boys & Kade Stewart
Will Langford & Shaun Burgoyne