Eels' delight at record numbers

Published 5:00pm 23 February 2023

Eels' delight at record numbers
Words by Nick Crockford

Pictured: Volunteers from left Zac Roberts, Charlie Mossman (both Eels U15), Karina Winter (Auskick parent), Craig Wells (Club coach and Auskick volunteer)

North Lakes Eels have already kicked two major Auskick goals this year before the AFL season has started.

The Eels’ Auskick (ages 5-12) registration numbers are on course to be the highest since the club was formed in 2010.

And, based on Auskick and come ‘n try figures, Eels are tracking to be the biggest Auskick centre in the Moreton Bay Region this season.

Vice-president Brad Smith said Eels have around 110 youngsters set to be at the club’s Auskick launch on Saturday, when Kinderkick (ages 3-5) will also be held.

Eels' delight at record numbers

“We think it’s a sign that community football is really back after COVID,” he said.

The launch will be at Eels headquarters on the fields of St Benedict’s College, Mango Hill, from 8-9am with Brisbane Lions’ mascot Roy making a guest appearance.

Eels also ran a session for new volunteers at the weekend to help those who may not have been in a club role before.

Twelve volunteers attended with eight youngsters from their families who played the part of Auskickers.

Brad Smith said some of the club’s Under 15 Boys players had also put their hands up to “give something back” to the Eels.

Share

Related Stories

Popular Stories

NRL raffle prize to help house fire family
News / Local

NRL raffle prize to help house fire family

A premium corporate suite for 14 people and 70 double passes to the Dolphins NRL V Newcastle Knights clash will be used to raise money for a young family left with nothing following a recent house fire. Here’s the details

Apply now for Ausbuild community grants
News / Local

Apply now for Ausbuild community grants

Applications are now being taken for the Ausbuild Community Fund (Moreton Bay) Grant Program, with $50,000 available in the fourth round of funding. Here’s what is involved and how to apply

Four-some Max strikes gold again
News / Local

Four-some Max strikes gold again

Max Cunningham, the former member of Grace Swim Club at Rothwell, had no break after his stunning performance at the Australian Age Championships. ** FREE TO READ **