Kedron’s John Breeden named Auskick Volunteer of the Year

Kedron JAFC’s John Breeden has been named AFL Queensland NAB AFL Auskick Volunteer of the Year at the annual regional winners thank you function.

Breeden has been the driving force behind Kedron JAFC Auskick for many years.

His commitment to running one of the highest quality programs in the North Brisbane region has seen it grow from 48 participants in 2014 to 83 in 2015.

Breeden’s passion for the game rubs off onto participants, with 55% going on to play club football.

He is also committed to training and up-skilling the club’s volunteer workforce to ensure the continued success of the Kedron Auskick program.

AFL Queensland State Development Manager Mark Ensor said the work of volunteers like Breeden was a key factor in the success of the program.

“The NAB AFL Auskick program is our flagship game development program and it just wouldn’t be possible without the dedication and commitment of our volunteers,” said Ensor.

The Auskick program, which celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2015, continues to grow in Queensland, with just under 28,000 participants and over 850 centres across the state and Northern Rivers.

“Auskick is typically the first AFL touch-point for most boys and girls, and it is this experience which can determine if a young child develops a passion for Australian football and continues to love the game,” said Ensor.

“We are so fortunate in Queensland to have a fantastic group of dedicated volunteers and the NAB AFL Auskick Coordinator of the Year program aims to reward and recognise their commitment.”

As AFL Queensland NAB AFL Auskick Volunteer of the Year winner, Breeden enjoyed an AFL Final’s week experience which included welcome drinks with other state winners, VIP status at an official AFL official function and qualifying final tickets.

Regional Winners




Brisbane North

Jon Breeden

Kedron Lions JAFC

Brisbane South

Nick Barling

Ipswich Eagles JAFC


Shane Miller

Cairns City Lions AFC


Wayne Clifford

Brothers AFC

Darling Downs

Jay Paget

Chinchilla SUNS AFC

Gold Coast

Kelly Furlong

Ormeau Bulldogs JAFC


Ross Branch

Moranbah Bulldogs JAFC

Northern Rivers

Tony Bazzana

Ballina JAFC

Sunshine Coast

Rob Purves

Noosa Tigers JAFC


Adam Wells

Charters Towers Demons JAFC


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