Wodonga Saints to host junior multicultural day

ALL ARE WELCOME: Wodonga Saints junior vice-president Adrian Barry has organised a multicultural day at the club this Saturday. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE

ALL ARE WELCOME: Wodonga Saints junior vice-president Adrian Barry has organised a multicultural day at the club this Saturday. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE

THE Wodonga Saints are hoping to appeal to some of the Border's newest residents when they host a junior multicultural day this Saturday.

Junior vice president Adrian Barry said he had found through is work with various community groups that there was interest in picking up the sport of Australian Rules, but not much knowledge as to how.

“In my line of work I get asked a lot of questions about the participation of ethnic players,” he said.

“I've met a few who are interested in playing but don't know a lot about football.

“When you look at players like Bachar Houli and Majak Daw, it shows it doesn't matter what your background is, if you've got sporting ability you should be able to play.

“We're all about bringing new people into the fold.

“As a club, we want to focus not just on the game, but becoming a home fo the community and changing our own culture.”

The multicultural day will cater for under 12s, under 14s and under 17s at the Wodonga Saints club rooms at Les Cheesly Oval from 10am to 2pm.

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