Aspiring young footballers were visited by Adelaide Crows AFL players for a number of workshops in regional South Australia.
Now in its sixth year, the Country Crows program features one hour football clinics for children aged from 5-12 years of age to help improve their skills. Over 400 children attended this year’s clinics at Loxton, Meningie, Bordertown and Virginia throughout May and June. CRT Stores including Platinum Ag services (Loxton and Meningie), D&M Rural (Bordertown) and Complete Ag & Seed Supplies (Virginia) were lead supporters at the clinics.
Adelaide Crows players, Harrison Wigg, Kyle Hartigan, Anthony Wilson and Harry Dear are ambassadors for the CRT Country Crows program and attend clinics and help players where their schedules permit.
Peter Cook, Manager – Platinum Operations, said CRT was very excited about the relationship with the Adelaide Football Club and the opportunity to support young players.
CRT’s Local Blokes have always been strong supporters of the communities in which they operate. Their support takes many forms and assistance is provided to a wide range of charities and organisations including schools, hospitals, sporting clubs and local service groups.
“Giving back to the people who support us is a big part of who we are at CRT. Helping our communities is important to all of us and we’re very pleased to be helping the Adelaide Crows take these clinics to young footy players across the state,” said Peter.
“The Crows enjoy huge support across regional South Australia with many of their players having come from the country clubs. The clinics provide kids with a great opportunity to improve their skills and be active.”
Junior football clubs hosting the programs received a signed Crows Guernsey and students who attend the CRT Country Crows clinics receive show bags with a football, cap and other Crows’ giveaways.
Around 10,000 of the 51,000-plus Adelaide Crows membership are based in regional South Australia. The CRT Country Crows program plays a great role in connecting the team with regional members and supporters. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to develop the skills of young footballers and potential Crows’ draftees.