NAB AFL Auskick programs are helping to transition players into junior clubs.
Townsville NAB AFL Auskick coach, Keegan Tudehope (pictured), has praised parents for their involvement in Term 1 Auskick programs in the region.
Having been involved with Auskick for five years, Keegan also highlighted the importance of Auskick in providing a transition for kids into junior club football.
“This year we have a greater involvement from local junior clubs. Three of my centres are aligned with local junior clubs.” Keegan said.
“Auskick is an important transition to junior club footy and that’s what we are hoping for in Townsville, more kids at junior clubs.”
Keegan went on to the praise the support of parents at the four Auskick centres he coaches; Willows State School, Townsville Grammar School, Belgian Gardens State School and Cranbrook State School.
“Kids get so much enjoyment out of spending some time with parents, grandparents and friends that support them,” he said.
“It’s always great to see the families having a laugh and a kick together.”
On parent in particular was recognised for her ongoing support at the Cranbrook State School Auskick centre.
Carla Stevens was praised for her continued promotion of not only Auskick but also the Townsville Uni Hawks JAFC and most importantly for providing ice-blocks to kids (and more importantly staff) at the Cranbook Auskick centre.
Keegan encouraged Townsville parents to spread the word about the Auskick program saying it developed skills that children can use into the future.
“It is great for kids to develop skills that can be used in various sports, not just AFL,” he said.