Auskick risks being booted
LANCASTER could lose its Auskick program if no-one steps forward for a co-ordinator role this year.
After nine years coaching upand-coming locals, Dean Wileman is looking for someone to take over leading the program.
Wileman said other commitments meant he wouldn’t have the time to continue running the once-a-week sessions on Friday nights.
“I’d hate to see the program stop but I’m just a bit time poor to continue it myself,” he said.
Wileman will be coaching the Stanhope thirds in the coming season and continuing his role as academy co-ordinator.
He is also the president of the SGR junior footy club and coaching their Under 14s.
“It’s easy for someone to get involved and take over; they just need to complete their accreditation and it’s not that hard of a job,” he said.
“I’ve been running it at the school oval simply because it’s easier for kids and parents, but whoever takes it over will decide where it’s hosted.”
While it is a voluntary role, Wileman said the co-ordinator position paid off in the longterm.
“It was rewarding to see kids represent their club each week and some at interleague events,” he said.
“Some even went on to win league best and fairest and it’s great to think you played a small part in their development.”
The Lancaster Auskick program usually runs throughout the second school term.
Anyone interested in becoming the co-ordinator can get into contact with Greg Liddell from AFL Goulburn Murray on 0408 393 514.