Walk to School 2018 officially kicks off with footy stars Katie Brennan and Nev Jetta

Walk to School 2018 officially launched on Monday 8 October at Yarra Primary School with AFL player Nev Jetta and AFLW player Katie Brennan joining students as they walked, rode and scooted to school.

Yarra Primary is one of 840 schools across Victoria taking part in the program encouraging kids to get active and develop healthy habits for life.

At the launch, Yarra Primary School students loved hearing from the footy legends and couldn’t wait to chat with the star players.

Students were also showing off their Fitbits and comparing how many steps they had already taken on the walk to school that morning.

Western Bulldogs star player Katie Brennan loved meeting the kids and being part of the Walk to School program.

“I’m super passionate about kid’s health and fitness. I was super active as a kid myself and it’s a great way to live,” Katie said.

 footy stars Katie Brennan and Nev Jetta

Katie Brennan and Nev Jetta with VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter and kids from Yarra Primary School

Melbourne Demons player Nev Jetta had a blast walking with the kids to school and as a parent knows the importance of getting active with your kids.

“Connecting with the family and enjoying a walk to school is benefiting children because they are getting up early and have a lot more energy before school starts,” Nev said.

Nev and Katie are just some of the Australian rules football players who’ll be getting behind the program so keep an eye out on our Walk to School Instagram for more player appearances!

Thanks to our Community Partner, the AFL Players Association there will be some fantastic prizes on offer for our Walk to School Facebook competition, as well as schools with the highest participation rates.

The month is packed full of fun activities so keep an eye out on the Walk to School Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to find out more!

It’s not too late to register your school and join in the fun at

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