Far West hosts successful Auskick campaign

AUSKICK: Karen Leyson and Natasha Koch from NAB with Scott Palmer, Mark O’Driscoll and Darren Bennett. Picture: Ron Redford

AUSKICK: Karen Leyson and Natasha Koch from NAB with Scott Palmer, Mark O’Driscoll and Darren Bennett. Picture: Ron Redford

The Far West Football League has once again conducted a successful six-week Auskick campaign for young children in the region which culminated in playing a game at half-time of last month’s A grade grand final.

President Ron Redford said he was very happy with the numbers that attended and the support from club personnel who conducted the coaching skills component.

“The Far West Football League believes strongly in the Auskick format, it is our responsibility to continue to foster football in this area,” he said.

“We will continue to subsidise the $70 fee for Auskick registrations to ensure that as many children as possible can participate and ease some of the financial burden on families that bring their children along.

“My thanks go to all those that continued to support the program, in particular Andrew Taheny from SANFL, Glenn Dunn, and all the club coaches that willingly gave up their time for the benefit of the children.”

Natasha Koch and Karen Leyson from National Australia Bank presented medallions and a ‘goodies bag’ to each participant and Mr Redford said the league thanked them for their ongoing support.

“Last but not least sincere appreciation is extended to the parents and families that made sure their children could be part of this most important time in a young person’s life,” Mr Redford said.