Mudgeeraba Spartans join GC juniors

By Shenae Holloway

The Mudgeeraba Spartans are up and running.

The new Junior AFL club at Somerset College began after years of successfully running Auskick and regional AFL match programs in surrounding areas.

AFL Gold Coast Development Coordinator Tim Searl spoke of the great interest in the area.

“AFLQ have run Auskick at the surrounding schools for at least 10 years,” Searl said.

“There are over 3000 primary school age students in the area”.

After a group of parents showed interest in starting a club, local councillor’s got involved and worked with parents and AFLQ to access Somerset College’s facilities and run the club from there.

“We have 25 to 30 junior registrations in our first year,” Searl said.

“Last week saw the club form a committee and target AFL Gold Coast Juniors 2015 season as the first year of the club becoming part of Junior AFL on the Gold Coast”.

The club will be travelling to visit and play at other clubs before officially becoming part of AFL on the Gold Coast, and the club will also host a number of other clubs at Somerset College.

Local State Member Roz Bates visited the Spartan’s training session last week and was presented with an official Spartan’s Patron shirt.

The Spartans are set to hold an End of Season Fun Day on Saturday August 30. The event will see Carrara visit the Mudgeeraba Spartans for a friendly game at Somerset College.

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