AFL champ to visit rising stars

AFL champ to visit rising stars
Kids who can’t wait for the start of the football season will be in for a treat next month when AFL champion Chris Johnson visits the city for registration day.
Junior players from all clubs will be able to sign on with their team, and train with Johnson and a host of other AFL NSW/ACT officials.
The AFL team will be in the city as part of the AFL NSW/ ACT Indigenous M u l t i c u l t u r a l Roadshow, which will host training clinics at schools and football clubs over two days. The group will also
hold special training and testing sessions for the city’s Aboriginal footballers, along with coaching and umpiring clinics. A F L B H C o m p e t i t i o n M a n a g e m e n t Committee member,
Scott Dunn, said he expected Johnson and his colleagues to be very popular with the kids. Johnson enjoyed a decorated 264-game career with Fitzroy and Brisbane that included three premierships,
Captaincy of the Australian International Rules team, and selection in the Indigenous Team of the Century. “We’re expecting it to be a pretty big visit. I’m sure Chris and all the guys from
AFL NSW/ACT will have plenty to pass on to our local kids and coaches,” said Mr Dunn.
“Hopefully, the kids enjoy the training sessions and we see plenty of families coming along on registration day to sign up with their clubs.”
Training, coaching and umpiring sessions will start on March 4, and the junior registration day will be held from 4.30pm-6.30pm at the Jubilee Oval on March 5. Auskick and junior
registrations will be available at $75 per child, and there will be a free barbecue and drinks. Parents are also welcome to attend a free Level 0 Auskick Coaching Information
Session on the day.




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