AFL stars set to hit the region

GET your best black and white gear ready Wangaratta, Collingwood is coming to town.

Players from the top-four AFL team will be in Wangaratta on June 16, running clinics with primary school students at Norm Minns Oval before making an appearance at the Co-Store.

The visit is being organised through AFL North East Border and the organisation’s Zac Guilfoyle said it was part of the AFL clubs’ country outreach program.

“We had five clubs come to the (North East) area last year and we’ve got seven this year,” Guilfoyle said.

“So we’ll have Collingwood in a couple of weeks and then, after that, Melbourne will be in Myrtleford on June 23.

“We have 480 primary school students participating in the clinics.

“They get here at 10am and leave at 3pm, so we’ll have to make the most of the visit.”

Individual players are yet to be confirmed by Collingwood for the visit but Guilfoyle said AFL NEB expected to know final names and numbers in the week prior to their arrival.

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