Fremantle AFLW players Roxy Roux, Aine Tighe and Gemma Houghton paid a visit to Mercedes College last month to help the school celebrate the importance of Health and Physical Education week.

The College hosted a lunchtime expo to showcase the wide variety of different sports on offer to students and promote the physical and mental benefits of being active. 

Roux, Tighe and Houghton were joined by representatives from netball, cricket, baseball, skateboarding, rowing, and rugby to highlight the vast array of opportunities for students to get involved in physical activity.

The Fremantle trio spoke to students about all things AFLW and ran students through a variety of football activities including handball and kicking target games.

Students also took part in skill challenges to test themselves against timed records set by some of Fremantle’s AFLW stars for a chance to get their hands on some prizes.  

As part of the event, Roux,Tighe and Houghton also took a number of the schools Year 10 physical education classes for lessons where they got the opportunity to showcase their skills in a number of games.  

The Physical Education department from Mercedes College said they were delighted with the success of the event.

“The way the Fremantle players interacted and encouraged our students throughout the PE lesson and lunch time activities was phenomenal…the girls certainly had a ball and have not stopped talking about it!”