Townsville Bulletin

AFL Masters will be played in Ayr

- SATRIA DYER-DARMAWAN

THE first AFL Masters game in the Burdekin will be between Townsville and Whitsunday­s at Wickham St, Ayr, at 1pm and it’s still not too late to register your interest.

AFL Masters Townsville president Andy Pethybridg­e said he had been trying to organise a game in the Burdekin for a while and wanted to generate interest for people who may not have a chance to participat­e in AFL Masters.

“The AFL Masters is about health and wellbeing initiative­s across all genders and we are opening the door to anyone over the age of 33,” Pethybridg­e said.

“We nearly have two full teams, but we will run a bench if required. If we do have more than needed, we will break it into three teams and drop the numbers down and have a couple of matches.

“We have been doing frequent training for our members and encouragin­g them to come along and bring new people along, so we train frequently at least once a week.

“We are just looking for some people to reconnect with their old mates and connect with their new mates.

“Mental health and wellbeing is a big concern with what we have been through in the last couple of years. This is a good way to get people talking and be out and about generating those conversati­ons.”

If you are interested in playing call Pethybridg­e on 0432 388 055.

 ?? ?? An AFL Masters game will take place on Saturday between Townsville and Whitsunday­s. Picture: Facebook
An AFL Masters game will take place on Saturday between Townsville and Whitsunday­s. Picture: Facebook

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