As part of the Coles Community Corner, members of the Collingwood Magpies netball team made a virtual visit to patients at the Monash Children’s Hospital, joining a video livestream from their Super Netball bubble on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.

Collingwood players Matilda Garrett, Melissa Bragg, Geva Mentor and Kelly Altmann appeared on the livestream, playing a series of isolation games, answering rapid-fire fan questions and teaching Captain Starlight a new TikTok dance routine.

Melissa Bragg, wing defence and goal defence player for the Magpies, was thankful for the experience.

“It’s heartening to have been given the opportunity to contribute and brighten the days of those children who need it most,” Bragg said. “COVID is affecting everyone but we can sometimes forget how it has greatly impacted individuals who are unable to be at home with their loved ones. “To be able to reach out and offer our time away from our netball duties was truly rewarding.”

The virtual appearance was made possible with assistance from the Captains at The Starlight Express Room at Monash Children’s Hospital, with an audio broadcast provided by the Radio Lollipop studio.

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