Richmond travels to Alice Springs tomorrow, (Wednesday, Feb 6) for its 2013 AFL community camp.
During the three-day trip, the players will visit schools and communities in Alice Springs and Central Australia.
On the opening day of the camp, they will attend schools in Alice Springs and take part in a kids’ football superclinic, along with the Indigenous All Stars team, at Traeger Park.
Then, on Thursday, the players will spend time with students and community members in various remote communities throughout Central Australia.
Richmond partners with Dick Smith to operate the ‘Outback Tigers’ program in Central Australian schools. The Outback Tigers program aims to boost student attendance through regular school visits by program officers based in Alice Springs, web-cam sessions with Richmond players, visits by players during the year and a Dick Smith rewards program.
Both Richmond and Dick Smith are committed to providing opportunities for the Indigenous community, and operate the program all year round.
As part of the community camp, Richmond will play the Indigenous All Stars on Friday night (February 8), at Traeger Park in Alice Springs.