Auskick returns to Bright
THANKS to Dinner Plain locals Nathan and Clare Fenton, the Bright Auskick program has been saved from a potential no-run this year.
COVID prevented the competition running last year, which was extremely disappointing as the competition attracted more than 100 kids in 2019.
“Our kids loved being a part of Auskick in 2019 and we saw how many local kids loved it too so we thought it would be devastating to lose that,” Nathan said.
“It’s just great grass roots, entry level program for kids to get into footy in Bright and surrounding regions and we’ve already heard from people who are excited it’s going ahead so we’re expecting to see a lot of kids.
“We’ve never run it before but we are a footy family so I’ve had my fair share of Auskick when I was little but we’ll just come into first week,
see how many show up and make it really fun for the kids.
“It will be a mix of learning skills and also getting down with the other kids and playing games.
“We want to make it really inclusive and strongly encourage young girls to get involved; my daughter loves it as much as my two sons and I think there are so many girls around the region who should be encouraged to get involved in sport at a young age.
“We are hoping to sign up a good number of kids to the program this week before we commence in the first week of Term 2 on Thursday, April 22.”
Bright Auskick will run for 10 weeks every Thursday at Pioneer Park on Thursdays from 4.30pm for ages 4 to 10.
Families can register online via the Auskick website, or can enquire for more details via the Bright Auskick facebook page.