THE Whitsunday Auskick Centre was last week named the 2010 NAB AFL Auskick Centre of the Year.
The recognition established the fact that the Whitsunday centre took the honour ahead of all other centre's across the country, even those in AFL heartland, Victoria.
The award adds to the great reputation the centre has already established state-wide, after Whitsunday Auskick Centre co-ordinator Jamie Fuhrmann last year took out the award for the best Auskick co-ordinator in Queensland.
Despite taking out last year's individual honour, Fuhrmann said that national recognition is something special.
“Its great recognition for the whole club,” he said.
“It's for all the helpers that have been here and set it up.”
The Whitsunday Centre was selected for the great contribution they make to the community by running a program for aspiring AFL stars.
As a result of the award, the centre will receive $15,000 worth of resources including state of the art training equipment.
Along with this, the centre will also get a visit from any AFL superstar who will come to the Whitsundays to spend a day with the Auskickers.
“It's going to be massive,” Fuhrmann said.
“It's really great for the community.”
Whitsunday Sea Eagles junior president Paul Kirkpatrick said that it will help to continue to promote AFL in the area.
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