A couple of East Perth District schools were the lucky recipients of a special visit this week as AFL legend and 2011 NAB Auskick Ambassador Robert ‘Dipper’ DiPierdomenico dropped in to kick off the new footy season. Despite the heat, Dipper had plenty of energy to entertain and teach the kids about the fun and enjoyment AFL footy has to offer./p>
As part of a whirlwind trip to WA, Dipper visited both St Peters Catholic School in Bedford and Camboon Primary School in Noranda where he helped deliver some fun footy clinics in conjunction with the East Perth District development staff. Both schools are looking to get heavily involved in footy for the 2011 season, as well as running Afterschool Auskick programs for their students during the year.
At Camboon Primary School, Noranda Junior Football Club were also on hand to assist with the footy activities as well as provide the students and parents with some information on their community Auskick centre running down at Lightning Park this year. All the kids involved in both clinics had a great afternoon and special thanks must go to the staff at both schools for helping to organise such great events.
The NAB AFL Auskick program has been designed for children aged five to eight years. It ensures that all children develop the fundamental skills required to participate in Australian Football. Children participate in activities designed to improve the various skills of the game, followed by a modified game in an environment which safely allows children to practice their Australian Football skills. To get your son or daughter involved, please go to http://www2.aflauskick.com.au/ and find your local Auskick centre.