Auskick Launches At Brightwater

The new Brightwater State School ran its first NAB AFL Auskick session last week. Over 20 budding Auskickers and their parents participated in the fun.

One of the Sunshine Coast’s newest NAB AFL Auskick centres, Brightwater State School ran its first ever session of Auskick last week.

While the school only opened its doors to students at the beginning of this year, over 20 budding Auskickers turned out for the first session.

Week one was held on the pristine sports fields, with a large number of parents and siblings on-hand to help out and have some fun.  

AFL Queensland Umpire Development Officer Rohan Briggs ran the session and was pleased with the turn out.

“We are really happy with the turn out with 25 kids running around, having a kick and getting to learn more about AFL,” Mr Briggs said.

“For a school in its first year we really didn’t know what to expect so to get over the 20 mark is really a top effort.

“All of the kids and parents had fun and I think this centre will continue to grow as the school population multiplies over the coming years.”

With the population growth in the Brightwater and Kawana region it is expected that in-school AFL Auskick programs will be in high demand.

AFL Queensland Sunshine Coast Development Officer, Dayne Frew hoped to build on the region’s strong Auskick participation numbers from 2011.

“We had massive participation numbers last year and with new centres coming on board this year we hope to build on the number of kids in the region playing AFL,” Mr Frew said.

“For us it is about the kids and parents having fun, learning the dynamics of AFL and eventually playing club footy.”

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