WATCH: Blooper reel shows Littleproud blunders
WHEN politicians attempt to show their sporting skills there is a good chance they'll make a mess of it and the footage will be used to malign them for years to come.
Think of John Howard's pitiful attempts at bowling or Malcolm Turnball's inability to shoot hoops. But Maranoa MP David Littleproud embraced his inner goof and released a gag reel of behind-the-scenes stuff-ups.
Along with fumbled words, the reel shows repeated failed attempts to sink a netball at Nanango earlier this year.
Mr Littleproud said the clip was released in jest.
"Obviously Facebook, social media and doing videos is one way to connect with the electorate, but I don't get it right all the time. One of my staff showed me the bloopers and it just goes to show that we have a bit of fun. It is a serious job but you've got laugh at yourself and have a bit of fun while you're doing it," he said.
"You do a better job when you are having a bit of fun.
"There are some that had to be edited but it is to show that we're not perfect."
In an age when politicians are criticised for a lack of authenticity, Mr Littleproud said this sort of footage was a welcome break from highly rehearsed performances.
"Everyone has their own style and I've never been afraid to take the mickey out of myself, I think that is important," he said
"If you do that, when you are serious and you are trying to press a point then I think, in some way, you have a lot more validity in your argument."
"I'm not afraid to be criticised, I think when you go into these roles, you've got to be prepared for that."
With a federal election due next year, it's likely more politicians will be out trying to connect with their electorate.
The blistering result in the Victorian election signals a tough fight for the Coalition.
"You have to put it in perspective, there were elements of the Victorian election that were Canberra-based but let's not get ahead of ourselves," Mr Littleproud said.
"People in Victoria were not voting for Bill Shorten, they were voting for Daniel Andrews and the job that he'd done. The fluidity of politics in Canberra hasn't helped and we acknowledge that.
"Every party is affected, even One Nation, it has lost every one of its senators, they've had 100 per cent turnover."
Mr Littleproud acknowledged the leadership spill caused pain.
"Good government comes down to delivery and discipline. We have delivered a lot, but our discipline hasn't been great," he said.