TAREE AFL Auskick Centre held its first come and try day at Taree Recreation Centre.
Nearly 50 children had a go with most being first time players. A visit from Eagle Boys Eagle added to the fun of the morning with the children testing out their skills against a creature with feet bigger than the ball.
"'This is the first of three come and try days in the lead up to our season starting on March 23,'' centre co-ordinator Julie McLaughlin said.
"We were thrilled with the turn out and with so many of them being new faces. With more than 50 pre-registered following last season this gives us a lot of confidence that we can grow even further this year.''
The centre finished 2013 with more than 80 players aged between 5 - 12 with numbers potentially hitting over 100 this year.
"It's great to see the continued interest in Aussie Rules, but if we continue to grow we really need more help,'' Julie explained.
"We have a team of wonderful volunteers but as our centre grows we need more parents to get involved to help us give the children a fun experience.'
Taree AFL Auskick Centre host two more come and try days with next Sunday being at Tuncurry Athletics Oval from 10am then back to Taree Rec Centre on March 9.
Phone the centre on 6553 3345 for more details of how to get your child involved or volunteer head to the Facebook page or www.tareeauskickcentre.sportingpulse.net