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NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Jedd Busslinger from WA has been awarded the 2012 NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year

This year's NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year nominees

At a gala dinner at the MCG, this year's 22 nominees gathered to find out who amongst them would take home the coveted 2012 NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year award.

Would it be Round 20's Grace Kenny who likes to tackle? Or Round 3's Sam Green from Tassie who's certain he'll one day train with Richmond? Or perhaps Round 7's little Luke Carley from Adelaide who could recite the name and number of every Crows player at the age of three?

The lucky winner was Round 5's Jedd Busslinger from Coolbinia JFC Auskick Centre in Western Australia. An avid Eagles fan, Jedd loves to practice, share the ball around and play with the team.

Jedd's nomination entry

Channel 7's Hamish McLachlan hosted the night and Geelong star Joel Selwood presented the 22 with their jumpers. Nic Naitanui, Jonathon Patton and Daniel Talia were also on hand to help with presentations and provide a few coaching tips during the impromptu half-dinner-time scratch match.

All 22 nominees will get to play on the MCG before the Toyota AFL Grand Final on Saturday and then present the winning team with their premiership medals.

In addition, as the NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year, Jedd receives a $5000 NAB Junior Smart Saver account and mentoring from Joel Selwood in 2013.

Meet all 22 nominees

Congratulations Jedd!

Maree McIntosh - 30-09-12 13:20
As a parent to a young girl with Down syndrome, I just wanted to say how great it was to see another girl with DS involved in Auskick and the Grand Final. By doing this small feat you have created great gains in community awareness and inclusion. Thank you so much.
Lachlan Kimpton - 01-10-12 16:39
CONGRATULATIONS Jedd! It was great to met you and the other 20 Auskickers. I had the most awesome time.
I thought you might like a few tips about Joel Selwood. His favourite meal is a roast dinner cooked by his Mum but he won't eat brussel sprouts. He is also scared of snakes as well as heights. Have a great year ahead and say hi to Joel for me.
Lachy Kimpton.
Paul - 04-10-12 13:29
Congratulations to all the Auskicker. You are all great ambassadors for the sport and should be proud of yourselves. Special Congratulations to Jedd Busslinger for Auskicker of the year award - we look forward to watching you play in the AFl in years to come - well done
Jedd Busslinger - 05-10-12 11:40
I had the most amazing weekend, one I will remember and treasure forever. It was great to meet all the other Auskickers and there families. To Sophie T, Sophie P,Katie,Briana and Leah thank you so much for all your hard work you girls were AWESOME.

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