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AFL recognises northern Auskick

Northern Beaches Auskick co-ordinators Wendee Cook and Dave Elliot were recognised by the AFL for their efforts in 2010.
Northern Beaches Auskick co-ordinators Wendee Cook and Dave Elliot were recognised by the AFL for their efforts in 2010.

LOCAL Auskick co-ordinators Dave Elliot and Wendee Cook were named as two of the 20 winners of the NAB Auskick co-ordinators of the year award.

The two volunteers have been a driving force behind the Northern Beaches Auskick this year and the award was due recognition for the amount of work that they have put in as well as displaying excellent managerial and personal skills.

Kevin Ackerly and Ronda Colliver, who co-ordinate Auskick for the Macleay Valley Eagles, also received recognition for their efforts throughout 2010 in a presentation ceremony held at the Greenhouse Tavern.

The effort put in by all Auskick co-ordinators cannot be underestimated with the volunteers sharing their time to provide children with an opportunity to play sport.

AFL (NSW/ACT) State Auskick administrator Tom Hunter said the co-ordinators should be congratulated for their efforts in 2010.

“The AFL greatly appreciates the time and commitment put in by the Auskick co-ordinators throughout the year,” he said.

“Without the support of everyone involved in the program, NAB Auskick would not exist at the level it does today . . . we look forward to an even bigger year in 2011.”

NAB Auskick is the AFL’s introductory AFL program for children and is designed to give kids a fun, safe and inclusive environment to play AFL in. This year saw a five per cent growth in player numbers across NSW and the ACT.