Telstra AFL Community Camp in Darwin!

Telstra AFL Community Camp in Darwin!

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