Myrtleford Times

Auskick returns to Bright

- By LEAH ANDERSON-BYRNE

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.

 ?? PHOTO: Nathan Fenton ?? FOOTY FUN: Mini Geelong players Elsie and Arie Fenton with Josh and Ben Andrews are keen to start kicking the footy.
PHOTO: Nathan Fenton FOOTY FUN: Mini Geelong players Elsie and Arie Fenton with Josh and Ben Andrews are keen to start kicking the footy.

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