Auskick at Attadale
We had a great time last weekend hanging out with the kids of Attadale Junior Football Club watching their Auskick session! We were even joined by some very special guests, the West Coast Eagles very own up and coming Liam Duggan and Jeremy McGovern winner of the 2014 Rookie of the Year Award.
We were really excited to see McGovern and Duggan on the Auskick field this weekend. McGovern who is recovering from a hamstring injury possesses exceptional skills such as keeping cool under pressure and making good decisions in the game. He was able to pass on some of his valuable experiences to the kids of Auskick Attadale. Duggan who made his debut this year was also brilliant in teaching the kids some technical skills as well as what it means to work hard and train to be in an AFL team.
Both players were more than happy to join in on the fun and take over the training session, teaching important lessons such as working well in an team and how to interact with each other in a fun, safe environment.
Auskick is a great way to help kids out with both their fundamental motor skills and social skills, and we were absolutely thrilled to partake in the day. We’re always looking for new ways to give back to the community and working with all these kids was an amazingly rewarding experience for everyone involved.
Not only did the kids get a chance to play and learn some new techniques from their favourite AFL heroes, we also provided them all with a MasterWall WA stress ball which were signed by both McGovern and Duggan. This is something these kids can keep forever, as a reminder of the special day they spent playing the game they loved with the heroes they’ve always admired.
The Eagles are currently second place on the leader board and with just three weeks left of the season before the finals, we’re looking forward to seeing all the members of the Attadale Football Junior club cheering for their favourites from the stands.
Our time down at Auskick was an extremely rewarding experience, which neither us or the Attadale Junior Football Club will be forgetting anytime soon.