HAVING A BALL: Lauren Trott, Layla Roth, Sophie Doyle and Sian Bloor had a great time at the AFL holiday camp in Gayndah last year.
HAVING A BALL: Lauren Trott, Layla Roth, Sophie Doyle and Sian Bloor had a great time at the AFL holiday camp in Gayndah last year. Felicity Ripper

How your kids can kick it with a football star

THE BRISBANE Lions made a few super fans out of Burnett kids last year when players Sabrina Frederick-Traub and Dayne Zorko helped run clinics across the region.

Country kids now have the opportunity to kick it with the best again as another two AFL stars set their sights on our schools.

One of the players is an AFL legacy who has kicked 69 goals since his debut in 2012, the other is an agile midfielder being welcomed to the Lions' den for the first time in 2019.

"Bringing the Brisbane Lions out not only gives the kids an opportunity to connect and learn from them, but it gives the Lions themselves a bit of a reset being out in the regions," AFL regional manager Paul Tresise said.

Their names to be revealed closer to the date, the players will visit Burnett State College, Gayndah State School, Boynewood State School, Mundubbera State School and St Joseph's Catholic Primary School on Monday and Tuesday, February 11 and 12.

The community is welcome to come and have a kick with the Lions at a community engagement session to be held at Gayndah State School oval from 3.30pm on the Monday.

"The purpose is to give the kids an opportunity to learn about the game," Tresise said.

"It encourages them to have a go and try something new, not just with AFL but with all sports."


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