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Published July 9th 2011
Every couple of weeks AFL clubs open their training sessions to the public, providing a great opportunity for fans to get up close to their heroes. Just this week I jumped on a couple of trams up to Visy Park to see my beloved Blues have a kick around.
It's a great family atmosphere, especially in school holidays, and more often than not there's a sausage sizzle or someone giving away posters to the kids (and adults!). After the session wraps up, players make their way around to the spectators for autographs, photos and some light hearted banter about the coming weekends match.
Getting to meet the players and have a chat in such a relaxed environment really makes you feel part of the club, and removes a bit of the superstar aura about them.
It's free, easily accessible by public transport, and won't fail to bring a smile to even lukewarm fans. A must for any AFL club supporter.