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Canberra Raiders teach kids about healthy lifestyles

By Ruqi - 28 July 2012 19

The Canberra Raiders have joined up with loop to launch the “loop Raiders Recess Program”, which will involve the Raiders visiting schools around the ACT to “provide the students with a healthy eating and activity guide full of fun facts and activities for the kids” and share their own stories.

Raiders Captain David Shillington believes that the program will be a fantastic way to guide young Canberra’s young school children on a healthy avenue for the rest of their lives.

“The loop Raiders Recess Program is a wonderful way to educate primary school children on the benefits and importance of a healthy lifestyle,” Shillington said.
“It’s a very rewarding experience as a player to be able to guide these children on the right path to improve their health and well-being. I can’t wait to get out to some schools and get involved in the program.”

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Canberra Raiders teach kids about healthy lifestyles
Deref 7:20 pm 31 Jul 12

Antagonist said :

Thanks, but I don’t need or want the Raiders to teach my kids how to f__k a dog.

At least it’s something that they can speak of with some authority. That and drunken assaults.

Duffbowl 5:55 pm 31 Jul 12

Self-rage… yep, my fault, forgot the space.

In corrected form:
Brumbies – http://www.brumbies.com.au/News/Article/tabid/1213/ArticleID/6079/Default.aspx
Raiders – http://www.raiders.com.au/community-programs

Antagonist 5:04 pm 31 Jul 12

Thanks, but I don’t need or want the Raiders to teach my kids how to f__k a dog.

johnboy 4:09 pm 31 Jul 12

More indicative of people not putting a space before their close brackets when inserting a URL from a cursory glance.

Kerryhemsley 3:27 pm 31 Jul 12

Duffbowl said :

To give some perspective, I had a look at what local teams visited what schools.

In 2012, the Brumbies paired with a range of schools, with players assigned primary schools through their John I Dent Cup clubs. In all, 21 schools, including government and CEO schools, which are listed in the source article.
(Source: http://www.brumbies.com.au/News/Article/tabid/1213/ArticleID/6079/Default.aspx)

The Raiders planned to visit a total of 25 schools in 2012 (no idea if this is on-track or what, nor were schools listed). Interestingly, the Raiders report that the ACT Government paid for it through the ACT Health Promotions Grant Program.
(Source: http://www.raiders.com.au/community-programs)

Unfortunately, I’ve been unable to identify ACT school visits from an AFL club. I’m not saying they don’t occur, just that I’ve not been successful. More than happy if anyone can point me in the right direction.

Crowd sizes are always a bone of contention. Earlier this year, I was trolling, I mean, educating Raiders supporters on crowd numbers between the two rugby codes.
Team – 2012 Average – 2011 Average
Brumbies – 14419 – 13103
Raiders – 10045 – 12419
AFL – 7317 – 8087

As has been stated on here before, Canberra crowds are fickle.

Not sure how old those links are but neither of them work. Indicative of their schools programs?

Duffbowl 12:36 pm 31 Jul 12

To give some perspective, I had a look at what local teams visited what schools.

In 2012, the Brumbies paired with a range of schools, with players assigned primary schools through their John I Dent Cup clubs. In all, 21 schools, including government and CEO schools, which are listed in the source article.
(Source: http://www.brumbies.com.au/News/Article/tabid/1213/ArticleID/6079/Default.aspx)

The Raiders planned to visit a total of 25 schools in 2012 (no idea if this is on-track or what, nor were schools listed). Interestingly, the Raiders report that the ACT Government paid for it through the ACT Health Promotions Grant Program.
(Source: http://www.raiders.com.au/community-programs)

Unfortunately, I’ve been unable to identify ACT school visits from an AFL club. I’m not saying they don’t occur, just that I’ve not been successful. More than happy if anyone can point me in the right direction.

Crowd sizes are always a bone of contention. Earlier this year, I was trolling, I mean, educating Raiders supporters on crowd numbers between the two rugby codes.
Team – 2012 Average – 2011 Average
Brumbies – 14419 – 13103
Raiders – 10045 – 12419
AFL – 7317 – 8087

As has been stated on here before, Canberra crowds are fickle.

Kerryhemsley 9:08 am 31 Jul 12

Duffbowl said :

Kerryhemsley said :

That’s a novelty, Raiders visiting schools.

I have had two kids go through primary schools in Canberra that have never had either the Raiders or Brumbies come to their schools. However there have been a number of visiting AFL teams make time to drop in.

No wonder the crowd support for the Raiders and Brumbies is low. 10,000 on a Sunday afternoon for a crucial game is woeful.

Wrong school, perhaps?
My daughter met the Brumbies and Faid.. umm, Raiders, during her primary school days. Admittedly, that was a few years ago, and things may have changed.

By the way, nice selective reporting of crowds numbers. Seeing as you brought it up, I’ll throw some AFL attendance numbers in the mix.
2010
NAB Round 1, Sun 14 Feb, Bulldogs v Lions: 3,707
Round 8, Sat 15 May- Bulldogs v Swans: 14,308
2011
NAB Round 1, Sat 26 Feb – GWS v Carlton: 5,991
Round 7, Sat 7 May – Bulldogs v Swans: 10,184
2012
NAB Round 4, Sat 17 Mar – GWS v Richmond: 4,222
Round 5, Sat 28 Apr – GWS v Bulldogs: 9,128
Round 7, 12 May – GWS v Gold Coast: 8,603

And before any calls of foul ring out, I’ve followed Aussie rules since before I can remember, and played both rugby and footy growing up, then both league and union in my early 20s.

Duffbowl said :

Kerryhemsley said :

That’s a novelty, Raiders visiting schools.

I have had two kids go through primary schools in Canberra that have never had either the Raiders or Brumbies come to their schools. However there have been a number of visiting AFL teams make time to drop in.

No wonder the crowd support for the Raiders and Brumbies is low. 10,000 on a Sunday afternoon for a crucial game is woeful.

Wrong school, perhaps?
My daughter met the Brumbies and Faid.. umm, Raiders, during her primary school days. Admittedly, that was a few years ago, and things may have changed.

By the way, nice selective reporting of crowds numbers. Seeing as you brought it up, I’ll throw some AFL attendance numbers in the mix.
2010
NAB Round 1, Sun 14 Feb, Bulldogs v Lions: 3,707
Round 8, Sat 15 May- Bulldogs v Swans: 14,308
2011
NAB Round 1, Sat 26 Feb – GWS v Carlton: 5,991
Round 7, Sat 7 May – Bulldogs v Swans: 10,184
2012
NAB Round 4, Sat 17 Mar – GWS v Richmond: 4,222
Round 5, Sat 28 Apr – GWS v Bulldogs: 9,128
Round 7, 12 May – GWS v Gold Coast: 8,603

And before any calls of foul ring out, I’ve followed Aussie rules since before I can remember, and played both rugby and footy growing up, then both league and union in my early 20s.

Mate I am certainly not an AFL fan. I was talking about how the Raiders and Brumbies position themselves in the community. None of the AFL teams you mentioned are Canberra based despite what the marketers from GWS want to tell you. Two different schools by the way and they need to visit every year to get kids interetsted and following them.

10,000 is an above average crowd for the Raiders this year. So I have selected one of the higher ones.

Duffbowl 4:21 pm 30 Jul 12

Kerryhemsley said :

That’s a novelty, Raiders visiting schools.

I have had two kids go through primary schools in Canberra that have never had either the Raiders or Brumbies come to their schools. However there have been a number of visiting AFL teams make time to drop in.

No wonder the crowd support for the Raiders and Brumbies is low. 10,000 on a Sunday afternoon for a crucial game is woeful.

Wrong school, perhaps?
My daughter met the Brumbies and Faid.. umm, Raiders, during her primary school days. Admittedly, that was a few years ago, and things may have changed.

By the way, nice selective reporting of crowds numbers. Seeing as you brought it up, I’ll throw some AFL attendance numbers in the mix.
2010
NAB Round 1, Sun 14 Feb, Bulldogs v Lions: 3,707
Round 8, Sat 15 May- Bulldogs v Swans: 14,308
2011
NAB Round 1, Sat 26 Feb – GWS v Carlton: 5,991
Round 7, Sat 7 May – Bulldogs v Swans: 10,184
2012
NAB Round 4, Sat 17 Mar – GWS v Richmond: 4,222
Round 5, Sat 28 Apr – GWS v Bulldogs: 9,128
Round 7, 12 May – GWS v Gold Coast: 8,603

And before any calls of foul ring out, I’ve followed Aussie rules since before I can remember, and played both rugby and footy growing up, then both league and union in my early 20s.

Pork Hunt 2:01 pm 30 Jul 12

Deref said :

“Um, helfy eeting make me stong. I dink lots uf ber and i em reely strogn. i can punch pepul. you dirnk lots uf beer en yu can be storgn lik me.”

Is that a Seth Efrican accent?

Kerryhemsley 10:28 am 30 Jul 12

That’s a novelty, Raiders visiting schools.

I have had two kids go through primary schools in Canberra that have never had either the Raiders or Brumbies come to their schools. However there have been a number of visiting AFL teams make time to drop in.

No wonder the crowd support for the Raiders and Brumbies is low. 10,000 on a Sunday afternoon for a crucial game is woeful.

Holden Caulfield 10:04 am 30 Jul 12

Hey kids, it’s always a good idea to wash yourself after you’ve finished playing with your dog.

pink little birdie 9:06 pm 29 Jul 12

life be in it used to have a similar program and it was awesome when I was in primary school. Hope this is also awesome.

Proboscus 4:39 pm 29 Jul 12

Keep the Raiders away from our kids or we’re going to have another generation turning their toes up whenever the going gets a bit tough!!!

Deref 10:08 am 29 Jul 12

“Um, helfy eeting make me stong. I dink lots uf ber and i em reely strogn. i can punch pepul. you dirnk lots uf beer en yu can be storgn lik me.”

zig 2:06 pm 28 Jul 12

So, NRL footballers are representatives for a healthy lifestyle? LOL

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