Jonathon Patton and Tomas Bugg, Greater Western Sydney Young Guns, along with Sydney star Gary Rohan and Robert 'Dipper' DiPierdomenico were involved across four NAB AFL Auskick clinics in NSW in the July school holidays.
NAB was proud to take the clinics and AFL stars to Port Macquarie, Canberra, Coffs Harbour and Wagga Wagga to provide kids with the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favourite AFL stars.
The clinics were established to provide regional Australian towns with access to free activities with some of AFL players, an experience normally limited to kids living within metro areas.
These events provided a unique opportunity for children to spend intimate time with their heroes. They were given an insight into life as an AFL footballer- what the coach says at halftime, how they prepare for big games, deal with sports injuries, and what nutritional advice they follow to become AFL players.
"The NAB AFL Auskick clinic offers much more than just a clinic for the kids, it’s an overall experience and something that the whole community can get involved in," said Wagga NAB representative, Michael Walker.
"We are very proud to be holding this event and inviting many local kids to be involved in what should be a great day for the whole community," Mr Walker said.