Today 8 players from Geelong Cats came to see us. They were Zac Tuohy (#2), Joel Selwood (#14), Patrick Dangerfield (#35), Cameron Guthrie (#29), Quentin Narkle (#11), Lochie Fogarly (#13), Matt Hayball (#15) and Ryan Gardner (#20). It was really nice of them to come and see us and they talked to us about their schooling life and also about themselves. Heaps of people were excited (including Mrs Dean, Ms Smith and Ms Howard). – Curtis 6H
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Today the most amazing thing happened, I got to meet 8 Geelong Cats players! But not only that all the Year 6s were lucky because that is the most amount of Cats players that have ever came!!!
The most inspiring part was that Cam Guthrie said that he does not like being a leader at the footy club, he said that he likes being a leader to children our age. He was not afraid to say that in front of the big captains like Joel and Patrick.
That inspires me a lot because I may not be the house captain but I’m not afraid to keep on trying and prove that I can be the best captain I can be, not the best captain that anyone else can be, but the best captain I can be!
Wow my face lights up as 8 of the best players in the AFL walk into the room! I instantly thought I’m going to play AFL footballer when I am older. As the time went on I was learning more and more about these players like Joel Selwood had played 12 seasons for the Cats and Patrick Dangerfield loved to beat the Crows. When the teachers said we were going to get a picture, I straight away went to the chair next to Patty. After we had finished I got a hi-five from them and then I decided I will be the next Patty.
Today the Geelong Cats came to MY school. Some of the things they had to say were amazing and that’s coming from me, a non- football supporter. What they had to say about everyone being a leader was inspirational! I really enjoyed listening to all of the footy players speak. Overall it was a great experience and a wonder that they got so many leaders of the team to come to our school!
Joel Selwood, Zac Tuohy, Patrick Dangerfield, Cam Guthrie, Quentin Narkel, Lachie Fogarly, Matt Hayball and Ryan Gardner came to our school to teach us about themselves and their time growing up. The two most memorable things I learnt were that Cam Guthrie would rather be a leader to kids than adults, also that Patrick Dangerfield says that women’s footy will be just as popular as the men’s footy. I also learnt that Quinten was the first aboriginal school leader at his school.
Today was a day to remember. Eight players from Geelong Cats came to visit us lucky Year Sixes. They went all out, chatting about their lives and sharing with us information that no other source could’ve given us. I’m sure everyone in Year Six with have a different insight on these amazing footy players. We found out that Patrick Dangerfield’s favourite subject is English, Zac Tuohy owns a cat called Roger and Quentin Narkle has 36 cousins and 8 brothers. Mrs Dean got a bit overexcited, but overall it was an amazing experience that will be hard to forget.
Today the Geelong Cats came to visit! Now I’ll admit, I wasn’t really excited about it. I’ve never watched a football game in my life and I don’t really enjoy playing it. I thought they would be showing us tips on how to play and all that so I was quite surprised when they sat down inside and just talked to us. They told us about themselves and what they have accomplished. They spoke about their families and school. Only one of them said that sport was their favorite session in school! I am quite pleasantly surprised about how it all went down and coming from someone who couldn’t care less about football, they were still inspirational to me and I am quite glad that they came.
Patrick Dangerfield: “School is more important than sport because your footy career will end one day.”
Cameron Guthrie: likes helping the community.
Cam Guthrie quoted “i don’t like being a leader on the field but i like helping kids reach their full potential” and he told this in front of his captain and deputy Captain.
Zack Tuohy: likes helping the younger players.
Quintin Narkle: is going to be the man to watch in the next few years.
Joel Selwood: has been playing for the Cats for 12 years.
The most inspiring thing that happened when the Geelong Cats players came was that Patrick Dangerfield told us that in about 10 years, women’s AFL should probably be as significant as normal AFL. Also I got to put my arm around Joel Selwood’s shoulder. It was also very memorable because we were so lucky to have both Joel and Patrick attend.
Today, the grade sixes met 8 Geelong Cats players. The person that inspired me the most was probably Quenton Narkle. When they said their favourite subject, surprisingly Quinton said Art. It was nice because just because he plays Football doesn’t mean PE has to be his favourite subject.
Messages from footy players:
I don’t like being a leader on the field that much what i like about footy is teaching children and helping the community.”- Cam Guthrie
“School is more important than footy because it doesn’t last forever.”- Patty Dangerfield
“Me and my brother were the first indigenous House Captains at our high school Wesley College.”- Quinten Narkle.
When Zac Tuohy was a kid he barracked for Sydney.
When Ryan was a kid his hobbies were cricket and footy.
Matt is from Adelaide.
Today we saw 8 footballers from the Geelong Cats football team. There were some pretty famous players but my favourite was Quentin Narkle. He was new to AFL but I liked him because when everyone else said their favorite subject was Maths or Sport, he said his favourite was Art. He was also the first indigenous house captain of his school.
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