The Fassifern Falcons took to the streets to promote the club to the Scenic Rim region.

AFL Queensland’s newest Club, the Fassifern Falcons, showed the Scenic Rim that AFL had arrived in the region when it led the 2011 Boonah Christmas Parade last week.

Thousands of locals lined the streets for the annual event which featured an action packed AFL exhibit with inflatable handball cages, the spectacular ‘speaky’ machine, Brisbane Lions giveaways and a special appearance by Lions mascot Bernie ‘Gabba’ Vegas’.

The street party gave the Falcons an opportunity to promote the fledgling club to the community and start player sign-on ahead of its debut in 2012 as part of a localised Scenic Rim cluster competition in the AFL Gold Coast Juniors League.

Fassifern JAFC President Shane Taylor said the Falcons had put every effort into club development and were committed to providing a low cost sport option in family friendly environments with accredited coaches and minimal driving for mums and dads.

“The Falcons have come a long way since our establishment in only August this year,” said Taylor.

“We have been working hard to create the best possible club for the community (by) gaining sponsors, applying for grants and recruiting volunteers. 

“It’s now time to recruit the kids and let them join in with the fun!”

The Fassifern Falcons are currently recruiting boys and girls aged 5 – 11 to play junior AFL, as well as youth and adults to become involved as coaches, team managers and volunteers. 

To become involved or learn more visit  www.fassifernjuniors.sportingpulse.net  

 Alternately, if you would like to build an AFL club in your community, contact Aaron Hall, Community Program Coordinator to discuss opportunities ahall@aflq-new.fspdev.com / (07) 3033 5406

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