Eagles stars visit Baynton West Primary School
Mark Hutchings is arguably one of the best-looking single guys in the AFL, but Baynton West Primary School learning support co-ordinator Kayla Cross passed up the chance for a one-on-one breakfast with him.
Instead, she gave students the chance to meet one of their heroes.
Hutchings and Jeremy McGovern, both from the West Coast Eagles, were in Karratha two weeks ago for a Q&A session when Ms Cross bid on the breakfast as a way to bring the players to the school.
“I felt like a piece of meat, but that’s fine,” Hutching said.
“It worked out perfectly to be able to come to a school and meet some kids. It was epic just to see the smiles on their faces.”
The premiership legends went to an assembly at BWPS where they fielded questions from their fans, before heading to a classroom to meet some of the Year 5 and 6 students.
Star defender and all-round nice guy McGovern said he remembers growing up in the country and having AFL players come to visit when he was little.
“It’s not very often that kids up here get current players coming out the schools, so it’s a nice gesture and we know the kids appreciate it,” he said.
“They get the experience of hopefully meeting their heroes and the opportunity to ask questions and know that they’re not being left out or forgotten.”
Having never been to Karratha before, Hutchings said it was a great chance to have a bit of fun with the country kids.
“They asked some great questions and it’s not something we get to experience every day,” he said.
“This is the only school we came to and it’s been a pleasure.”
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