Taree AFL juniors to play at the SCG

TOMORROW 18 young players representing Taree AFL Auskick Centre will run onto the Sydney Cricket Ground during the Sydney Swans/Carlton game.

"This is the third time we have been privileged to get places in the halftime Auskick session and to be able to have 18 of our players experience this in front of a big crowd is something they will remember forever,'' centre co-ordinator Julie McLaughlin said.

"The juniors playing at halftime has been tradition for decades in the AFL and we are so pleased to now be giving local children the chance to be part of this."

The Manning Great Lakes region has more than 70 Auskick players aged between 5 and 12 and is one of the largest in the State. The centre is nearing the completion of season three which will culminate in a Pink Footy Day at the home ground of AFL in The Manning Great Lakes, Johnny Martin Oval. Sunday, July 27 from 10am will see the oval filled with children, games and plenty of colour, with all funds raised being donated to the Breast Cancer Network Australia.

There'll be raffles and various activities, plus a parent/volunteer game following the session giving the parents a chance to relive their 'glory days.' The official opening of the goal posts will also be conducted.

The centre welcomes the community to Johnny Martin Oval on Sunday mornings to check out Auskick.

For more information on Auskick and how your family can get involved head to our Facebook page or www.tareeauskick.sportingpulse.net or phone 6553 3345.