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West Coast Eagles chance of a lifetime

MercyCare is giving footy hopefuls a chance to train under assistant coaches from the West Coast Eagles (WCE) as part of a fundraiser.

In the lead up to the Hyatt Regency’s Melbourne Cup Illuminated Long Table Lunch, where MercyCare is the chosen charity partner, punters have the chance to bid on the opportunity for a group of up to 25 people to take part in the training session.

The training session could be an ultimate team building exercise for a workplace or an amazing opportunity for a local Aussie Rules team, a bunch of friends or a team of Auskick hopefuls.

There is a possibility the session could be held at the Eagles’ Lathlain training base depending on the schedule and availability of the coaches.

The WCE training session is just one of the amazing items that will be on offer as part of the silent auction taking place at the event but bidding on this particular item is open to the wider public online in the week leading up to the Melbourne Cup.

As the chosen charity partner for the Illuminated Long Table Lunch on November 6, the funds from the winning bid will go towards MercyCare’s Keys to Life Fund.

The winning bid will be announced at the Illuminated Long Table Lunch, which you can purchase tickets here.

About Keys to Life

The Keys to Life Fund unlocks opportunities for asylum seekers, refugees and new migrants who, with few resources, are taking the next step to independence.

They can be assisted in a number of ways including:

  • English lessons to help gain access to employment or further education
  • Short skills-based courses in areas with employment prospects, ridging courses to higher education
  • Driving lessons to increase mobility in the community
  • Sporting club involvement to promote community inclusion
  • Child care for parents trying to access any of the above opportunities

The auction is now closed.