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Demons Shine at Auskick Gala Day

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 2:01 PM by Chris BROWN

On Sunday the 18th of June, the 12 Demons District clubs descended on South Oval at Curtin Uni for the 2017 NAB AFL Auskick Gala Day. In stunning sunny conditions, the day serves as a true celebration of football within the district. 36 teams and over 350 participants from the Pre-Primary and Year 1 age groups took part in the day, with 10 grids of exciting footy action on display. The Gala day is the first opportunity for many of our Auskick participants to experience inter club football in a safe and fun environment, with making new friends and enjoying a kick of the footy the main goal of the day.

The picturesque South Oval was a bubbling atmosphere with food vendors and NAB activations adding to the exciting entertainment. Topping off the festivities, the Perth Football Club Colts and Senior list attended, signing posters and participating in the games, giving our young Auskickers plenty of valuable footy tips for the future. The day was a massive success and truly showcased the great mateship, fun, safe and inclusive environment that the NAB AFL Auskick program offers.

Development Officer Chris Brown said “The Auskick Gala Day is annually our biggest footy event of the year. It serves as the perfect showcase on what the Auskick Program can offer kids aged 5-8 years of age. Auskick is the perfect introduction to AFL. With over 36 teams on display, kids and parents can enjoy the family fun activities, interact with WAFL players, and enjoy the great footy atmosphere the Gala day brings”

The Demons District team would like to acknowledge our major sponsor of the day - NAB. Through their NAB AFL Auskick Local Activity Fund, which gives NAB employees the opportunity to provide much needed support to Auskick centres across the country. NAB also supports our local Auskick Centres through the “NAB Free Kick” initiative.

http://www.aflauskick.com.au/nab-and-afl-auskick/

The district would also like to thank the Perth Football Club, Kennards, Curtin University & The Beef Shop for their continued support of the Auskick Gala Day.

Its never to late to sign up for Auskick - head to www.aflauskick.com.au to find your closest club today!