Queenslander Will Ditchburn nabs Auskicker of the year nomination!

Will Ditchburn, from Queensland’s North Mackay Saints NAB AFL Auskick Centre, became the envy of all Auskickers on Friday when he was announced as the weekly nominee for the 2021 NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year competition.

Will’s mum, Renee said the opportunity for Will to talk with Hamish and to be nominated as NAB AFL Auskicker of the year has been an exciting journey.

“This experience has further fueled his passion and dream of becoming a professional footballer, and one he will never forget. Thank you again for this amazing experience,” she said.

The NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year competition calls for 2021 registered and truly awesome participants of the NAB AFL Auskick program to enter for the chance to become one of the weekly nominees.

Weekly nominees are announced during the Seven Network’s Friday night match broadcast, with Will being announced during the Round 19 2021 Toyota AFL Premiership Season match between Port Adelaide and Collingwood.

Will will have the seriously amazing once in a lifetime opportunity to present an AFL premiership player with their medal on Toyota AFL Grand Final Day.

He will join other lucky NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year weekly nominees in Melbourne for an unforgettable experience playing on the hallowed turf of the MCG at half-time on Grand Final day.

It only gets better for Will too, as he now has the chance to be crowned the overall NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year which will be announced during Toyota AFL Grand Final Week. 

The super lucky 2021 NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year winner will receive $5,000 in a NAB Reward Saver Account plus Geelong Football Club captain, Joel Selwood, and AFLW star Katie Brennan, as their personal footy mentors in 2022.


  • NAB AFL Auskick invites all children aged 5-12, no matter their knowledge of Australian Football, skill or ability, to participate in the non-contact program.
  • In weekly sessions kids explore the world of AFL, building football skills and playing in a safe and super fun setting. The NAB AFL Auskick program has been designed to let kids learn through play and fosters a fun environment where kids have the freedom to run, jump, kick, laugh and express themselves.
  • NAB AFL Auskick starts from the very beginning, teaching all kids the basics of Australian Football whilst building fundamental motor skills and learning what it means to play as part of a team. Recognised across the country as one of the most competitively priced sport programs, NAB AFL Auskick has delighted kids and parents alike for over 20 years.
  • NAB has been supporting Auskickers since 2006, each year providing over 200,000 young kids across the country with the opportunity to learn and develop fundamental footy skills while promoting a healthy lifestyle and ensuring the footy champions of tomorrow can realise their potential.

NAB’s commitment to growing NAB AFL Auskick extends both on and off the field. The NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year competition provides 22 lucky Auskickers with a once in a lifetime experience, whilst NAB’s various program initiatives are focused on fostering local centres around Australia.

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