School holidays were extra special for Bunbury football fanatics with the launch of Dean Kemp’s Football Academy.
The academy saw children and teenagers travel from across the state to experience the launch.
Former West Coast Eagles premiership player and Norm Smith medalist Dean Kemp has spent the last 18 months getting the academy up and running.
He said major sponsor GMF Health Insurance has made the academy possible.
Kemp chose Bunbury as a launchpad because it was central to the South West.
The two day clinic catered for young children aged seven to 16.
Kemp separated the 13 to 16-year-olds to give them a more serious training session.
He said it included a beep test, agility test and video analysis of the their kicking.
Another special treat for the participants were AFL players from Fremantle and West Coast Eagles.
Lachie Neale and Alex Forster from Fremantle helped out on Wednesday and Josh Kennedy and Mark LeCras from West Coast visited on Thursday.
Kemp hopes to expand the academy to Geraldton and Kalgoorlie next year.