By Clancy Hurst
The Community Place held a mother’s day family picnic on the weekend and invited AFL Queensland to come down and conduct an NAB AFL Auskick clinic.
AFL Queenlsand staff, Lewis Edwards and Blake Gambale led a number of activities with the kids and their families, teaching new AFL skills through a range of fun games.
The event aimed to promote the message of healthy family relationships while also providing information about the services and support available in the community.
Rachel Pedler from Community Place said the main goal of the day was to bring kids and their parents closer together.
“It was very important to us that parents played and had fun with their children rather than watching them from a distance,” Ms Pedler said.
“The children highly enjoyed the Auskick session and I believe it was a great contribution to our line up of activities,” she said.
“The day was so successful that we are considering making it an annual event.”
AFL Queensland Development Coordinator, Angus Armstrong, organised the activities on the day and said it was great to see AFL bringing families closer together.
“The great thing about AFL is that it’s the perfect way for kids to make new friends and for parents to have fun with their kids as well,” he said