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Brisbane Lions head to Bundaberg

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Young AFL players will have the chance to hone their skills when the Brisbane Lions visit Bundaberg.

The Brisbane Lions will head to Bundaberg on Monday, February 24, and Tuesday, February 25, for their 2020 AFL Community Camp.

Players Darcy Gardiner, Lachie Neale, Cameron Rayner and Brock Smith along with Academy and NEAFL Operations Manager Luke Curran, will be visiting local Bundaberg schools and AFL clubs over their two-day trip.

Season 2020 marks the eighteenth year of the AFL Community Camp program.

Huge impact of AFL Community Camps

Since the first camps in 2003, there has been;

  • 7,500 primary and secondary schools visited
  • 1,500,000 students reached during school visits
  • 101,000 children attended NAB AFL Auskick Superclinics
  • 48,500 people visited in hospitals and aged care facilities
  • 49,000 people attended Official Functions in all areas
  • 57,000 people have attended community football forums
  • Official Functions have raised over $900,000 for junior football, community clubs and local charities

Mark Ensor, AFL Queensland State Manager- Game Development and Diversity said the AFL Community Camp is an important program that allows us to connect Queensland communities with our game.

“AFL Queensland is committed to giving back to the community, especially those in regional areas,” he said.

Everyone invited to meet Brisbane Lions

“Over two days our AFL Queensland staff and Brisbane Lions AFL players and coaches will visit over 100 schools, 20 community clubs and reach over 3,000 kids.”

Paul Tresise, AFL Queensland Regional Manager- Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay, said AFL Community Camps provide the perfect platform for fans, no matter where they live, to access our game and their favourite players.

“AFL Community Camps provide an opportunity to encourage younger players to get involved in the game by promoting participation programs such as NAB AFL Auskick, Junior Football and school programs,” Paul said.

The general public is invited to the Auskick Party at 4pm on Monday at Shalom College to meet the Brisbane Lions stars.

“Australian Football has a strong connection with the local Bundaberg community, we look forward to bringing the Brisbane Lions to local footy fans.”

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