Melbourne University Sport’s School Holiday Sport Camps are back for the upcoming September school holidays. This session will feature University alumna Madeline Keryk, the Carlton Football Club’s Australian Football League Women (AFLW) co-vice-captain for 2017. She will assist children to learn and develop their football skills, with sessions held between 26-28 September in the week leading-up to the AFL Grand Final.
Keryk is heavily involved with the development of Women’s AFL, with her career highlight stepping out as a player in the inaugural ALFW Carlton vs. Collingwood match at Ikon Park in February 2017. The match was played in front of a capacity crowd of 25,000 spectators, plus thousands more watching the televised match.
Keryk also plays for the Melbourne University Women’s Football Club, competing in the Victorian Football League over the last four seasons. Following on from her representation of Victoria in six underage teams, including captaining two National Championship winning teams, Keryk continues to demonstrate her leadership capacity and work ethic.
‘With such a strong history in women’s football, Keryk is a great asset to the MU Sport School Holiday Sport Camps. Her participation highlights the importance of supporting and encouraging the next generation to stay active and get involved in sport’, said Jennifer Eslick, MU Sport School Camps leader.
The School Holiday Sport Camps are running over two sessions: 25-28 September and 2-6 of October 2017. The camps welcome children of all abilities aged 5-12 years old, and feature both multi-sport and sport-specific days.
Click here for more information about the School Holiday Sport Camps, and here to learn about the Melbourne University Football Club.