Youngsters ready to go the distance
Busselton Primary School student Aston Brooks has won Fremantle Football Club’s long-bomb competition for the second straight year.
The Dockers partnered with the West Australian Football Commission to deliver the Freo Long Bomb, Freo Kwik Kick and Freo Fast Ball competitions.
The competitions are designed to maximise participation and enjoyment, and to develop skills in a fun environment.
Fellow Busselton Primary School student Quinn Regan came second in the girls’ Kwik Kick competition.
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Towns Junior Football Club player Aston said he was nervous on the final kick because he had not kicked it as far as he had in the past.
“I was pretty confident going into the competition because I won it last year,” he said.
The Hawthorn fan and junior footy star does not just have kicking skills, but wins clearances as well.
“I play ruck and everyone says I’m the best player on the team,” he said.
“My coach tells me to kick it long to our full-forward all the time because he’s a big kid and no one is going to get in his way.” The 12-year-old said he managed to kick the ball a whopping 48m in a game but only managed 39m in the competition. Luckily, it was the best for the under-13s.
Quinn said she wanted to start playing footy after winning the Kwik Kick contest, in which kids kicked in pairs for three minutes, recording their marks.
“I play basketball and swimming but I think I want to play in the footy girls’ team because it’s fun,” she said.
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