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Get interACTIVE with Werribee Football Club’s community classes. (Photo supplied)

Alana Richards

It’s important for both body and mind to keep on top of your health and fitness during these unprecedented times and Werribee Football Club has made this easy and fun with the launch of its interACTIVE community classes.

The virtual classes have four quarters of engaging activities to keep kids entertained, challenged and get them moving during the COVID-19 restriction period.

Activities are designed to be done without the need for equipment or with objects that can be found around the home or classroom.

Club community development manager Hamish MacInnes says the program is designed to help the community to stay 
active and engaged while the club can’t directly work with schools to deliver their usual programs.

“Having lost the ability to run school-based programs, we spoke to teachers who had expressed a need for daily activity for students learning remotely,” Hamish says.

“With the support of CEO Mark Penaluna and the entire club community team, we created short and accessible activity sessions for all ages and abilities.”

The video series for schools, community groups and individuals is hosted by Werribee Football Club playing assistant coach and community team member Michael Barlow, multicultural development officer Mar 
Gattek, WFC player Daniel Nielson and Hamish.

It is proudly sponsored by community partners CDC Victoria and Pacific Werribee.

Matthew Wilkinson, a teacher at Manor Lakes College, has found the online series to be positive for students.

“Through the use of the Werribee Football Club online classes we have been able keep our AFL academy students actively working on their skill development and maintaining their fitness level whilst at home,” he says.

For more information about Werribee Football Club’s interACTIVE Community Classes, visit www.werribeefc.com.au.

Classes can also be accessed via the club’s YouTube page.