Mackay Auskicker to live AFL dream

Mackay NAB AFL Auskicker, Rory Barrie, will be well and truly ‘Footified’ by NAB when he plays on the MCG during the 2014 Toyota AFL Grand Final.

Rory, a participant at the Mackillop Catholic Primary School Mackay NAB AFL Auskick Centre was recently selected as the Round 15 nominee for the 2014 NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year Award.

He was selected by NAB and the AFL, ahead of thousands of other entries based on his outstanding attitude and approach to the game.

This year, 22 Auskickers who best reflect dedication, enthusiasm, teamwork and passion will travel to Melbourne to participate in a money-can’t-buy experience. They will walk in the 2014 Toyota AFL Grand Final Parade; play on the MCG on Grand Final day and present medals to the 2014 premiership players.

In addition to this experience of a lifetime, Rory is now in the running to win $5,000 in a NAB Reward Saver account, plus Geelong Captain and three-time premiership player Joel Selwood as his personal footy mentor in 2015.

Mackillop Catholic Primary School Mackay Auskick Centre Coordinator, Dion Obst, said the competition was extremely popular amongst the kids last year and they are all eager to be nominated in 2014.

“This is such a fantastic initiative by NAB to recognise the youngest stars of the game. This Award looks beyond the best player on the ground; and instead emphasises the importance of being a good teammate and looking out for others,” Dion said.

NAB has been proudly Footifying Australia for over 10 years through NAB AFL Auskick, the NAB AFL Rising Stars Program and NAB Challenge.

In 2014, NAB will again Footify over 180,000 children and their parents as they head to one of 2,800 Auskick centres around the country to participate in NAB AFL Auskick.

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