2011 AUSKICK GALA DAY
The Tradition Continues After 20 Years
Saturday 18thJune marked the 20thAnniversary of the NAB AFL Auskick Gala Day for the Subiaco District, with more than 1000 children divided into 68 teams taking part in a total of 99 fixtures of Auskick grid games. District Manager Ben Haywood was very pleased with the way the day turned out. "Season 2011 has again seen an increase in our playing numbers in the Auskick market, reinforcing the fantastic work done by junior clubs and schools in creating an environment which kids want to be part of.
The support received from NAB cannot be underestimated and their support of the Auskick program goes along way to ensuring that this growth continues. The support at the NAB AFL Auskick Gala Day by the Subiaco Football Club Senior players was fantastic, with 30 players including stars such as Aidan Parker, Kyal Horsley, Adam Cockie, Robert Forrest and Darren Rumble helping umpire on the day.
"For the Subiaco Football Club to be there supporting the day is fantastic and few realise that Subi has been supporting this initiative for 20 years. Being the single biggest promotion of grass roots football within the District and Club, just shows how the Subiaco players are willing to give back to junior football, where most of them got their start.” Mr Haywood said.
Finally a sincere thanks needs to go Kingsway Junior Football Club for the hosting of the day and the planning involved in making the day such a success. The support of the Subiaco Gold’s is also greatly appreciated for their tireless efforts cooking the BBQ where all profits were donated back to Kingsway JFC.
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