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Special visitors drop by SCG

Zachary Gates  June 14, 2018 4:07 PM

A group of Indigenous boys from Nyangatjatjara College in the Northern Territory watch training with Nick Davis at the SCG.

A group of Indigenous boys from Nyangatjatjara College in the Northern Territory watch training with Nick Davis at the SCG.

A group of Indigenous boys from Nyangatjatjara College in the Northern Territory toured the SCG and watched the Sydney Swans train on earlier this week.

The College is situated just outside Yulara, a town of about 1,000 people located almost 30 kilometres from Uluru.

Eleven boys aged between 14 and 18 are spending a week at Champagnat Catholic College in Pagewood as part of a health and wellbeing program.

The boys were rapt to have front-row seats as the likes of Josh Kennedy, Luke Parker and Lance Franklin round out preparations for the clash with the West Coast Eagles at the SCG on Friday night.

Swans great Michael O’Loughlin attended training and the boys were also thrilled to meet the 303-game champion.

Kevin Heath from NSW Health, who has ties with the Swans via the NEAFL, teed up the visit and said its importance was huge.

“To say that they boys are excited is an understatement,” Heath said.

“These boys haven’t seen this before. Some of them have when players have gone out to the Northern Territory but to be able to come here and do it in the Swans’ backyard is an opportunity of a lifetime.

“It’s a massive step in the right direction with these communities.”

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