NAB AFL Auskick is simply the best introduction for kids into the world of Australian Football and the people who make it happen have been recognised at a special awards ceremony held at the Karingal Football Netball Club last week.
Auskick is split into three areas throughout the AFL South East Region, with winners announced in the Peninsula, Frankston/Casey and Casey/Cardinia regions last week.
Rosebud, Bonbeach and Officer were recognised for their outstanding efforts in 2019 by being named Auskick Centres of the Year, while Coordinators, Coaches and Parent/Helpers were also acknowledged for their massive contribution this season.
Long-Term Recognition Awards were also presented and shined the spotlight on those that have contributed so much to the development of thousands of youngsters over the years.
Congratulations go out to all of this year’s winners and to every single volunteer that has put so much time and effort into this year’s program.
AUSKICK COACHING AWARD WINNERS FOR 2019
Auskick Centre of the Year – Rosebud JFC Auskick
Auskick Coordinator of the Year – Dan Hepworth (Dromana Auskick)
Auskick Coach of the Year – Cam Wright (South Mornington Auskick)
Auskick Parent Helper of the Year – Sue Mahoney (Mornington Auskick)
From left; Lee and Susan Dixon (Rosebud), Dan Hepworth, Cam Wright and Sue Mahoney with Peter Sullivan.
Auskick Centre of the Year – Bonbeach Auskick
Auskick Coordinator of the Year – Danny Clark (Aspendale Auskick)
Auskick Coach of the Year – Byron Barry (Frankston YCW)
Auskick Parent Helper of the Year – Mick Alford (Bonbeach)
From left; Mick Alford and the team from Bonbeach Auskick and Coach of the Year Byron Barry.
Auskick Centre of the Year – Officer Auskick
Auskick Coordinator of the Year – Scott Dinnie (Narre North AAA Auskick)
Auskick Coach of the Year – Eric Gubiani Pakenham Auskick
Auskick Parent Helper of the Year – Kate Saro (Beaconsfield)
From left; Melise Yeates (right) from Officer Auskick and Coordinator of the Year Scott Dinnie with Peter Sullivan.
Long Term Recognition Awards
Mark Schmutter (Berwick Auskick)
Melise Yeates (Officer Auskick)
Paddy Swayn (Moorooduc Auskick)
Mario Leitao (Mt Martha Auskick)
Alex Patterson (Carrum Downs Auskick)
Scott Gathercole (Rye Auskick)
From left; Alex Patterson and Scott Gathercole.