The Adelaide Football Club’s men’s team will head to the Riverland for their 2020 Community Camp.
The players will be in the region on Monday, February 24 and Tuesday, February 25, visiting 26 local primary schools and more than 3200 students.
They will also host a free Super Clinic for primary school aged children, which will be held on Monday, February 24 from 4:30pm at the Berri Football Club.
In the week leading up to the Camp, the Club’s community team will visit schools throughout the Riverland to deliver the Growing with Gratitude program.
Growing with Gratitude is a mental wellbeing and resilience program which teaches skills based on gratitude, kindness, positive reflection, empathy, mindfulness and serving others - resulting in greater resilience and happiness in young people.
The Club last visited the region in 2012 as part of their Community Camp and Crows Head of Football Adam Kelly said it was the perfect time to return.
“We host the Community Camp in different regions each year, and we are excited to visit the Riverland again,” Kelly said.
“We’ve been lucky to receive such incredible support from this region for many years and this is the perfect opportunity for our players to give back to the community.
“There is no need to register for the Clinic. We are visiting every school in the area in the lead up to the Super Clinic, where students will be given a flyer with more information.
“From Mark Ricciuto to Tony Modra, the Riverland has always produced incredible footballers and we look forward to meeting the next generation while we are there.”
This is the 17th year that the AFL Community Camp initiative has been conducted across Australia.
The Crows have previously visited Port Augusta, Murray Bridge, Fleurieu Peninsula, Barossa Valley, Yorke Peninsula, Port Augusta, Mt Gambier, Riverland, Naracoorte, Port Lincoln and Clare.