On Monday the 26th of October, the Central Yorke Football Academy travelled to Adelaide for an overnight camp to play with Henley High School’s Special Sport Football Academy.

Departing CYS at 4pm, we travelled directly to the Henley Surf Life Saving Club for dinner, followed by the West Beach Caravan Park. On Tuesday, the team travelled to Henley High School to train and play some games with their academy team. The first session involved the boys, where they experienced 30 minutes of craft work with the HHS and CYFA coaches.

The boys worked on contested marking, ground balls and field kicking. Afterwards, the CYFA and HHS students split into 4 even teams and played some games against each other. Henley then invited our CYFA and HHS Academy students to a shared morning tea. After recess, similar to the boys, the CYFA and HHS girls split into four teams and competed in a small tournament. The CYFA boys helped with umpiring and coaching during the games.

The CYFA students had a fantastic time and really enjoyed the chance to experience training and playing alongside elite football academy students from HHS. It was great to see the relationships created between the students from both schools. The CYFA would like to thank Henley High School for this opportunity and are looking forward to more experiences like this in the future.

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