Grand Final dream for QLD Auskicker

Boonah girl, Poppy Thompson, was the envy of her friends when she participated in the 2014 Toyota AFL Grand Final.

Poppy, a participant at the Kalbar NAB AFL Auskick centre, had the time of her life during a weekend of action packed activity. Poppy’s experience kicked off in style at the NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year Awards Dinner at the MCG where Geelong Captain and NAB Auskick ambassador, Joel Selwood, presented Poppy with her official NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year playing jumper.

On Friday, Poppy, walked alongside fellow Auskickers and the two competing Toyota AFL Grand Final teams through the streets of Melbourne in the traditional Toyota AFL Grand Final Parade.

Grand Final Day was undoubtedly the highlight of the trip when Poppy played NAB AFL Auskick on the MCG in front of 100,000 fans at half-time of the big game.  After the match Poppy, along with the other 21 NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year nominees, presented the Hawthorn players with their 2014 Premiership Medals.

“It was so exciting to play in front of so many people on the MCG, and getting to present a premiership medal to David Hale with all my friends and family watching on TV was really cool too!” Poppy said.

Young Poppy’s opportunity to participate in this unforgettable three day Toyota AFL Grand Final experience came to life through NAB’s Auskicker of the Year competition.

NAB is dedicated to Footifying Australia and has been genuinely growing the game for the past ten years through support of programs like NAB AFL Auskick. Every year, over 175,000 children participate in NAB AFL Auskick at one of 3,000 centres nationwide.

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