Thanks to Christopher Hiller for providing a great summary of the 2019 club trip to the East Coast of Australia to experience the MCG and football in Melbourne.
With Early wake up calls booked , everyone gathered at Perth airport to receive their Wembley Footy Tour Hoodies and boarding passes for an early departure to Melbourne for the Year 7 once in a lifetime football trip.
Like military precision we arrived at our Mantra on Jolimont Hotel dead on schedule for lunch and checkin, then a short walk to THE MCG For our Tour, a Visit to the National Sports Museum and then Game on Interactive session.
We finished the day in Tiger Heartland with dinner at The Richmond club then a short Walk Back to the MCG where the Sydney Swans comfortably accounted for the Melbourne Demons under lights.
After Breakfast the boys Donned their Wembley Kit and tested their skills and endurance at ACE PERFORMANCE, AAMI Park
A brief Visit to Tigers Training at Punt Road for a few, then a quick Trip to Wesley College, St Kilda as Special guests of West Coast Eagles for the Captains Run/ light Training session and Group Photo with all the players and coaching staff.
After a Free afternoon on Saturday and Great Dinner at Hophaus in Southbank, everyone was Pumped for the West Coast Eagle Richmond game at the MCG on a Typical Melbourne Freezing Cold Sunday afternoon.
The Boys were taken Down to the Hallowed Turf of the MCG and formed a Guard of Honour in their Team Kit in Front of the West Coast Eagles Banner as the players ran out in front of a crowd of 45000 screaming eagles fans…
As we all know its not about winning, its about having fun and though it was a close game all day and a great experience. The boys all Boarded their Qantas flight home that evening Tired but full of great memories and a Great Team Bond.
The next night The Boys played Under lights at Wembley on the Monday, we thought they would perhaps be a bit tired due to late arrival home and school next day But they Played like boys possessed, with a spirit and Hunger we hadn't seen all year!