FOOTY fans from across the region got a case of the ‘Blues’ last week, when 40 players from the Carlton Football Club travelled to Shepparton for their 2015 Community Camp.
The players mingled with the community at various locations around the city including ConnectGV, the Target Arcade and Shepparton Villages before attending a training session with local footballers.
At Shepparton Villages’ Banksia Lodge, residents had the chance to meet and greet the players before players sat down to a Carlton Football Club quiz.
At Hakea Lodge the Harmoniques singing group entertained the players with music and sing-a-long and the residents were treated to a footy food themed afternoon tea; a hit with the players.
Banksia Lodge resident and life long Carlton Football Club supporter, Jeff Day was thrilled to have the club visit, taking out a book on the club’s history to have it signed.
“I had the chance to go and see the club play five or six years ago for the first time. It was really something.
“It was lovely to have them all here. It’s nice that they made the effort to come up and see us because it’s hard being in the country to get the chance to get down and see them.”