Rosie from Ipswich Eagles nabs a Auskicker of the year nomination

Rosie Thomson, from Queensland’s Ipswich Eagles NAB AFL Auskick Centre, became the envy of all Auskickers on Friday when she was announced as the weekly nominee for the 2021 NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year competition.

It was so much fun chatting with Hamish, especially as two of my sisters have won this competition. I’m looking forward to going to the Grand Final and hopefully catching a plane and staying in a hotel! Thanks!” said NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year Weekly Nominee Rosie.

Rosie’s Dad, Charlie said “I would like to thank NAB and the Auskick team for creating these opportunities, especially for girls football in regional areas!”

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 Rosie being announced during the Round 20 2021 Toyota AFL Premiership Season match between St Kilda and Carlton.

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.

She 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 Rosie 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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