A fleet of GWS Giants hit the region today to teach invaluable lessons to Macarthur students.
Giants AFL players visited schools in Campbelltown, Camden, Macquarie Fields, Ingleburn and Minto to help promote the game, teach some skills and chat about living a healthy lifestyle.
Among the group was GWS midfielder Stephen Coniglio, who visited St Peter's Anglican Primary School in Campbelltown.
Coniglio told the Advertiser the visit was a great success.
"It was great to spend a couple of hours with the students," the 25-year-old said.
"We ran through some drills and talked to the kids about ourselves. Some of the kids want to play AFL, but it was all about promoting a good health and lifestyle.
"The kids were good. It was a great school with great teachers."
Coniglio has been a key player at the Giants since being selected with pick two in the 2011 AFL draft.
The midfielder said he loved the opportunity to get out in the community and promote the Giants club.
"I've been [to Macarthur] a lot of times… it's always great to give back to the community."
The 2019 AFL season kicks off next week.
The Giants start will their campaign when they host the Essendon Bombers on Sunday, March 24.
After reaching the semi-finals last year, Coniglio said the Giants felt confident about performing strongly in 2019.
"We are feeling good and look forward to playing some good footy," he said.