- Jul 11, 2017
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
From a total outside perspective I see Huddle as a way to have the players do their standard school visits and volunteer work whist the government foots the bill for running the program (they paid huddle over 112k last year)Putting aside the altruistic worth of the Huddle, my interest is in what selfish measures the club planned for how this program might funnel into more North support.
Was it just osmosis, ie kids being around North Melbourne facilities, staff or players? Or handing out free tickets? Or was there a more strategic plan?
Repeat - this is not about the merits of the Huddle or of the club engaging in community programs. It's purely of how much this pursuit can parlay into any increase in club support.
It's also funded by Scanlon, so in not sure how much cost is actually involved in the running of it from the club purse. The fact that its paid for by state government and local councils and that it's branded nmfc work makes me think the strongest benefit it offers is not community engagement which we would be doing anyway, but making it so that the council and lawmakers are on side with us being a club and community hub on Arden street.