Some Queensland Auskickers got up close and personal with the Brisbane Lions at an Auskick Super Clinic this week.
Two hundred keen footy players descended on the Gabba this week for the Brisbane Lions NAB AFL Auskick Super Clinic.
The clinic, kicking off the Term 3 Auskick season, gave kids an opportunity to learn some new skills and meet some of their favourite Brisbane Lions players.
Co-captain Jonathan Brown and midfielder, Simon Black, were surrounded by kids for much of the day, as some of the most well-known names.
The Auskickers rotated through four stations, playing a variety of games.
The clinic aimed to help kids see the levels they can reach from Auskick and also to help educate parents on the process of joining junior footy clubs once they graduate from Auskick.
AFL Queensland Auskick coordinator, David Noonan, said it was great to see kids interacting with their footy role models.
“It was a great opportunity for our Auskick kids to engage with their Brisbane Lions heroes and for a lot of them it was the first time they had ever been to the Gabba,”Noonan said.
“It was fantastic to see all the Brisbane Lions players out there, interacting with our Auskickers and giving them a few tips.”
“Hopefully a lot of these kids will join up to one of their local clubs and continue their AFL involvement beyond the Auskick program.”
Noonan hopes the super clinic will become an annual event on the Auskick calendar.
For more information on Term 3 Auskick, starting the week of July 22, visit http://www. aflauskick.com.au