Students at St John’s Catholic Primary School Auburn were given a special treat on Wednesday morning when players from the Wallabies team visited the school to launch their brand new 2022 ASICS jersey.
Wallabies stars Michael Hooper (Captain), Lalakai Foketi, Izzy Perese, Angus Bell, Lachlan Swinton and Jake Gordon also participated in a skills session with Year 3 students and the Rugby Australia development team.
Louise Maguire, Principal at St John’s, said the students got a real kick out of being up close and personal with the Wallabies.
“The children really connected with rugby and it’s so nice to see them applying those skills here this morning,” Mrs Maguire said.
During the visit each student was given a brand new pair of ASICS sneakers and quickly put their new kicks to the test, giving the Wallabies players a glimpse of their newly learnt skills.
And two students, Sriamshu and Callum, were lucky enough to sit down with Wallabies Captain Michael Hooper and flanker Lachlan Swinton to ask them some questions about playing rugby for Australia – even giving the players some great examples on how they would do their own post-try celebrations!
The Wallabies visit follows a six-week rugby development program held earlier this year, involving 328 St John’s students.
The students’ enthusiasm during the program impressed Rugby Australia Development Officer Junior Taale, who suggested St John’s host the jersey launch.
A huge thank you to ASICS and the Wallabies for such a special morning.