A group of young footballers from Victor Harbor had the experience of a lifetime when they ran out onto the Adelaide Oval at half time of the Adelaide Crows and West Coast Eagles AFL match on Sunday, July 18.
About 20 kids from the Victor Harbor Football Club Minis and Moddies teams travelled to Adelaide for the match and enjoyed seeing some stars of the game in action, before they took to the field to play scratch matches against fellow junior players from the Yorke Peninsula.
"They had an absolutely great time," said Victor Harbor Junior Colts coach Mark Stringer, who attended as a parent helper.
"There was a decent crowd there and the kids loved being under lights and hearing the cheers of the crowd," Mr Stringer said.
"For most of them, it was the first time they had ever been on Adelaide Oval so it was a very special experience."
Mr Stinger said it was great to see the kids enjoy themselves and that Victor Harbor Football Club had a strong junior program that was attracting many young players across grades.
"We've got good junior numbers at the moment, even though we have a few gaps in the Junior Colts and Senior Colts," he said.
"The numbers are really strong among the juniors and there are plenty of good kids coming through so the future is very bright."