Prize player Britt runs with the Roos
Saturday, 24th February, 2018
By Tyler Hannigan
A slice of luck saw local Britt Tangey afforded the chance to train with her favourite AFL club North Melbourne last week.
Tangey won the opportunity through Mazda, North Melbourne’s major sponsor, in a competition that allowed her and a friend to train with players from the Kangaroos along with 12 other winners of the competition.
“I was just on Facebook and saw that North Melbourne had a competition as part of their 20 years with Mazda and had a crack at entering,” Tangey explained.
“And then two weeks ago I got a call saying that I’d won.”
The prize included a tour around the North Melbourne facilities, talking with list managers, representatives from North Melbourne’s women’s football and senior coach Brad Scott before the competition winners were given the chance to train with some of the Kangaroos’ finest.
“We met with Ben Brown, Jack Ziebel, Jamie Macmillan, Robbie Tarrant, Todd Goldstein and Ben Cunnington,” Tangey said.
“The group then split up and we toured around with Ziebell and Tarrant and they showed us what they do in the lead up and on game day. Then we went into the weights room and did a test on the bikes.
“After that we did an agility test out on the ground which also included kicking through little sticks and I wasn’t sure how I’d do it considering I can’t kick it through the big sticks normally!”
The day concluded with a mini match between the competition winners before a barbeque lunch with the players.
Tangey was allowed to bring one other person and chose fellow Kangaroos fanatic Dee Pritchard to come along for the trip.
Tangey plays for North Broken Hill in the local women’s comp and captained the side last season in which the Bulldogs made it to the grand final but fell to South.
“The girls are doing really well for preseason,” Tangey said about the team heading into the 2018 season.
“We’ve been getting good numbers and our new coaches have really stepped us up. We’re all really enjoying it and keen for the season.”