Kids bomb coach

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -


SHAUN Stone may have been well in­side rugby league heart­land at Monto last Thurs­day but his ef­fort to gain Aussie rules sup­port in the next gen­er­a­tion looked to be gain­ing trac­tion.

The AFL Queens­land coach is vis­it­ing Monto State School for six weeks and teach­ing the game to ev­ery year level.

“It’s a bit dif­fer­ent for the kids but they seem to be tak­ing to it re­ally well,” he said.

“But some kids are pretty ter­ri­ble with the rules, some of the guys know but the girls gen­er­ally don’t have a clue.”

They might have been brought up with a dif­fer­ent footy code to live by, but games like “bomb the coach” still go down a treat.

“Bomb the coach is where they all just kick the footy at me at the same time. It’s always a favourite,” Stone said.

While he said part of the six-week campaign was to get more Queens­land kids sup­port­ing the game, the main idea was just to get kids ac­tive and play­ing sport.

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