Volunteer spotlight: Lachy Poetschka

By Phoebe Keogh

Lachlan Poetschka is in his first year out of school and maintaining an impressive roster of work and volunteer duties.

Upon being approached by club management, he volunteered as a Caboolture JAFC NAB AFL Auskick Coach this year.

The Auskick program was held on Friday afternoons ran over eight weeks.

Lachy said that he thoroughly enjoyed his role as a volunteer coach.

“As it was my first time doing proper coaching, I really enjoyed it and would love to look at doing coaching next year,” he said.

Lachy’s commitments extend to an apprenticeship electrician and volunteering as a fire fighter.

He manages to balance his apprenticeship with his volunteer roles.

As a volunteer fire fighter, he trains one night a week and gets involved where possible.

Lachy played club AFL for the Narangba Crows and also for his school, St Eugene College Burpengary.

He expressed a desire to get more involved with coaching.

“I want to get involved with coaching a bit more.”

“I did play AFL for many seasons but gave it up when I started my apprenticeship.”

Volunteer coaching is a great way for school leavers to continue to be involved with AFL..

Volunteers like Lachy play a huge role in the continued success of NAB AFL Auskick programs across Queensland.

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