The Richmond Football Club will run their Telstra AFL Community Camp in Darwin prior to their clash against the AFL Indigenous All Stars from February 4-5.
The AFL today announced the locations for the 2011 Telstra AFL Community Camps.
Now a tradition in the weeks leading into and during the NAB Cup, clubs will visit communities throughout Australia to conduct training sessions, visit schools, nursing homes, hospitals and conduct NAB AFL Auskick clinics.
AFL General Manager National and International Development David Matthews said the camps provide an opportunity to kick off the Australian football season.
“The Telstra AFL Community Camps will see AFL players visit schools, hospitals and football clubs during the countdown to the season.
“It’s a great opportunity for football fans in regional locations to see the players up close as they prepare for Round One,” Mr Matthews said.
Telstra’s General Manager for Sponsorship, Reputation, Experiential and PR, Richard Howarth, said, "Telstra is pleased to be able to provide these opportunities for young, up and coming players to get first-hand advice and benefit from the experience and skills of their sporting heroes.
"We see the tremendous boost these camps give to regional communities, and the positive motivating effect they have on young people's interest in their sport."
2011 Telstra AFL Community Camp locations and surrounds
Adelaide Mt Gambier Feb 16-17
Brisbane Lions Toowoomba Feb 10-11
Carlton Benalla Feb 14-15
Collingwood Traralgon Feb 16-17
Essendon Bendigo Feb 7-8
Fremantle Kalgoorlie Feb 15-17
Geelong Port Fairy Feb 8-9
Gold Coast Suns Gold Coast Feb 5,7,8
GWS Giants Canberra Feb (TBC)
Hawthorn Tasmania Feb 1-4
Melbourne Leongatha Feb 14-15
North Melbourne Ballarat Feb 8-10
Port Adelaide Clare Feb 14-15
Richmond* Darwin Feb 4-5
St Kilda Frankston Feb 8-9
Sydney Wollongong/Bowral/Newcastle/Coffs Harbour/
Port Macquarie/Griffith/Wagga Wagga//Gosford Feb 8-9
West Coast Eagles Exmouth & Carnarvon Feb 3-4
Western Bulldogs Horsham Feb 10-11
* Richmond will play the Indigenous All Stars team in Darwin on Saturday February 5.
Further information about the AFL Indigenous All Stars please head to www.aflnt.com.au/allstars