AUSKICKERS READY: Whitsunday auskickers will have the pleasure of having AFL icon Nathan Brown take them through a clinic today (Thursday) at Whitsunday Sports Park.
AUSKICKERS READY: Whitsunday auskickers will have the pleasure of having AFL icon Nathan Brown take them through a clinic today (Thursday) at Whitsunday Sports Park.

AFL stars to attend auskick clinic

WHITSUNDAY Auskick Centre will finally celebrate its 2010 National Auskick Centre of the Year award with an auskick clinic at Whitsunday Sports Park this afternoon.

Former Richmond Tigers player Nathan Brown will be on hand to take the auskickers through their paces.

Brown will be joined by Brisbane Lions players Jamie Charman and Callum Bartlett.

Commentator Mark Howard will also be at the sports park for the occasion.

The AFL stars will spend the afternoon with the entire Whitsunday auskick community, hitting the field and taking the auskickers through skills and drills to help them in their endeavours to excel in the sport of Aussie rules.

Whitsunday Auskick Centre co-ordinator Jamie Fuhrmann said he was pleased to finally have his centre recognised for their achievements.

He said having the AFL players here was a reward for all the support that he has had from parents, volunteers and of course the auskickers over the past few years.

"It’s a great opportunity for everyone to come down and be with the AFL stars," he said.

After Cyclone Yasi approached the Whitsunday region earlier in the year, the original clinic was postponed.

Gold Coast Suns young gun Taylor Hines still made the trip north to inspire the kids to stick with the sport he loves.

But as promised, the Whitsunday centre will now host a clinic to officially acknowledge its success as the best auskick centre in the country.

The clinic will be held from 4.30pm until 6.30pm at the Whitsunday Sports Park.


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