West Coast Eagles Footballer Nic Naitanui, met with students during Country Week as he was promoting his foundation to stop violence against others.
Nic is raising funds for education and intervention programs in support of injured fellow team mate Luke Adams.
The competitions for Country Week were in full swing and the talent mirrored professionals as I watched students from Esperance SHS football team battle it out against Northam SHS.
Warm up sessions were regularly carried out and a few injuries left some out of play.
Sporting teams from country schools around the state travelled to Perth to compete in this year’s sporting, academic and cultural activities organised by School Sport WA.
The week provides many educational and social benefits for the students who look forward to the competitions each year.
It’s a great opportunity for city and country kids to unite and work alongside their teachers.
Student sports include AFL football, soccer, netball, badminton, touch, volleyball, hockey and basketball.
Non sporting competitions include dance, debating and speech.
The event involves about 40 schools with around 3,000 participating students and over 200 teachers and support staff.