Auskick Soars for Kawana Park Eagles

Kawana Park Eagles held their first Season 2012 NAB AFL Auskick session at the Eagles Nest in late April and have been powering-on ever since.

With 70 Auskickers taking to the park every Sunday there is plenty of fun and plenty being taught about the basic skills of AFL.

Club Auskick Coordinators Brian Tough and Natalie Hyde said that they were happy with the turn-out and looked forward to the coming weeks of the program.

“It has been a great morning and all of the kids had a smile on their face which is what we are after,” said Tough.

“All we have to do now is keep providing the right environment for the little tackers to excel!”

“Our Auskick is always a really big deal and this year is no exception,” added Hyde.

 We are happy with the numbers but we are always willing to welcome any new participants that may want to join in on a Sunday morning.”

Kawana Park has been awarded AFL Sunshine Coast Club of the year for two consecutive years (2010/2011) and is renowned for running one of the best club based Auskick programs on the Coast.

In an added treat for the Eagles, their Auskick group also had the opportunity to play at half time during Saturday’s Brisbane Lions Vs Collingwood match at the Gabba.

Sunshine Coast Development Officer, Rohan Briggs said that these half time games are a great chance for Auskickers to be on the big stage.

“Aspiring AFL players through our NAB AFL Auskick program enjoying running around the field that their heroes play on,” Briggs said.

“Auskick participants are the stars of the future and the opportunity to head down to Brisbane is something they look forward to every season.

“We have a lot of Auskick participants that travel down from the Sunshine Coast throughout the season to the GABBA and now Metricon which is great because more kids get the opportunity to take part in the half-time games.”

If you are aged between 5-7 years old and want to have a kick head down to Kawana Park on Sunday mornings from 8:30am or contact Brian on 0400 709 050.

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