Woodville-West Torrens coach Michael Godden has survived a challenging journey along the Kokoda Track as the Eagles raised $18,000 for the Little Heroes Foundation.
As the Eagles also announced Maughan Thiem Hyundai would extend its naming rights deal on Woodville Oval until the end of 2019, Godden said he was proud to be a part of the contingent which exceeded its target of $15,000.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, Godden said the trip through mountainous terrain in Papua New Guinea was particularly rewarding given he was following the footsteps of his wife Trish’s grandfather James Miller, who served in the forces on the Kokoda Track in World War II.
Godden was joined by Eagles players Jared Petrenko and Joe Heinjus, as well as representatives from key sponsors Skill Hire (Dave Couzner) and Daniel Thomas (Maughan Thiem Hyundai).
Sponsoring the Eagles since 2010, Maughan Thiem Hyundai has held naming rights at Oval Avenue since 2013 with the Eagles excited they will continue for a further two years.
”The Woodville-West Torrens Football Club have built a great relationship with Maughan Thiem Hyundai over close to the last decade,” Eagles General Manager Commercial Operations Chris Branson said.
”We look forward to continuing to work with Daniel and his team at Maughan Thiem Hyundai as well as coming to watch the mighty Eagles at Maughan Thiem Hyundai Oval.”
Godden also chats about the retirement of triple Ken Farmer Medallist Michael Wundke and West End State forward Lachie McGregor, while also expressing his delight at the return of ruckman Jarrad Redden and key defender Jake von Bertouch for the 2018 Macca’s League campaign.