Behind the Scenes tour of VU Whitten Oval
Hey, guys, Bailey Hon here, we know times have been tough recently and you may not have been able to get down to VAU Whitten oval. So today we're going to take you on a tour. Let's go. (MUSIC)
Here we are at the front of Whitten oval in front of the famous AJ Whitten statue, also known as Mr. Football. A.J. Whitten is absolute legend of the Western Bulldogs and this statue has been here since 1997. As you enter the main entrance of the building, you'll see our reception here. (MUSIC) And what are you doing here, Eleanor Brown?
I'm actually just about to finish, Bailey. Should I take you to the AFLW rooms?
Let's go. And here we are in the newly renovated AFLW change rooms. Eleanor, what's your favorite part about the new change rooms you got a couple of years ago.
Oh, everything. I love the rooms. They're clean, modern, near.
So you've got your own kitchenette, table. Good. A little lounge and TV area where we can sit and relax before training, before we go out and do some skills. And then just through this way, we've got the warm up area, matchday meeting room and some areas for the physios and doctors to give us treatment. And once you come through change rooms, this is actually our race, how we get out onto the ground. Isabel Pritch.
So Pritch. I understand you are actually a passionate Bulldog supporter before you got drafted. Have you been here to watch any AFLW games?
I have. last game, I remember being here for I was standing behind those girls.
Overall, you love the ground. Good atmosphere to watch games out. Good to train here.
Aaaah It's a great ground. Best ground to train on.
So as you can see, the oval has got a pretty good view of Barca's cafe. All the offices upstairs, the AJ Whitten stand. So we're just going to head down this way towards the ELC. So now we've made our way down to the ELC. This is where the AFL department is and also the the White House area. And we have none other than AFLW player. Britney Goodneck down here. Brit do you want to take us through and explain sort of areas of this gym?
So over there we have a lovely walk blocks, which we have some fun cardio sessions on. We've got the squat racks over here, free weights the cable machines, some more racks just for the stuff. And we have the lovely green floor. When the weather is not that nice, we can come in and do some skills or even just before training, physical training.
And then we also have a palates area, which is good for recovery. And we've got the coaches offices behind us here. And then the AFL and BFO change rooms are in here as well as the massage areas. And that's all we've got time for today, guys, in this tour. But i hope you've enjoyed the inner santon experience. So hope to see you sometime soon in Whitten oval.
But I hope you've enjoyed the inner sanctum experience and we hope to see you again sometime soon to be with Nervo.