The three Collingwood Football Club players visited 70 Lowe Street Residential Aged Care facility on Wednesday 10th February and ran a handball competition with the staff of East Grampians Health Service and answered the residents questions.
East Grampians Health Service Chief Executive said “for the our residents of Aged Care facility at 70 Lowe Street, it gives them the opportunity to have a bit of entertainment that comes to their home and they’ve been very engaged and enjoyed the day, which has been a good result for everybody.”
Mr Bush said “this has been the first time 70 Lowe Street has hosted an event like this, which had three Collingwood players –Alex Fasolo, Jesse White and Jonathon Marsh run a handball competition with a number of East Grampians Health Service staff.
Mr Bush said “historically Ararat was a recruiting zone of Collingwood so there has been some former footballers visit, but we haven’t had this engagement ever before which is great and I would like to thank the AFL and the Wimmera-Mallee Commission for getting the players here.”
Mr Bush commended Ararat Rural City Council on this vision in improving Alexandra Oval so it had the capacity to hold these events.
Collingwood midfielder, Alex Fasolo said “It’s hard for us to get out to the country, so it’s good to come out to somewhere like Ararat and meet people who don’t generally interact with AFL players.
70 Lowe Street resident Arthur commented that they were tremendous young men who were very happy and interested in being at 70 Lowe Street and were great fun”.