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Football festival brings Geraldton community togetherWednesday, June 27, 2018 - 1:48 PM

WA Football League clubs East Fremantle and Claremont head to Geraldton for their Round 13 clash this weekend as part of the WA Football Commission’s Festival of Football initiative taking place in the region.

The festival kicks off Wednesday June 27 and runs through to Sunday July 1. It features football clinics, player visits from East Fremantle FC, educational sessions and forums hosted by the WA Football Commission in close partnership with key local stakeholders, the WA Country Football League and the two clubs.

The festival is supported by the Country Sport Enrichment Scheme which is run through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

WAFC CEO Gavin Taylor said the festival provides an opportunity for WAFL clubs to engage with their local communities.

“This game presents a great opportunity for the WAFL clubs to connect with their regions and give something back to the communities where many of their players start their football careers,” he said.

“Country WA has a proud history of developing some of the game’s top talents, so it’s vital we keep engaging with these communities.

“We are delivering on a number of key programs and events, including coach and umpire education, Auskick sessions, school clinics and talent development, over the week in close partnership with the key local stakeholders, WACFL and two WAFL clubs as part of our Festival of Football initiative.

“I’d like to thank the Great Northern Football League and the Midwest council for their outstanding support.

“We are excited to engage with local governments across Western Australia to bring the Festival of Football initiative to life throughout the regions, and to begin discussions on how it could provide significant community outcomes.”  

Fixture details
East Fremantle v Claremont
Country Builders Stadium | Saturday June 30
Bouncedown 4.45pm