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Ducklings Dive Into Auskick

Friday, June 12, 2015 - 12:32 AM

Caversham Primary School students have dived into Auskick, Faction Footy and Swans Footy Fundamentals in a big way. The Swans District, in partnership with Progress Developments, is supporting the development of junior footballers in Pre-Primary, Year 1 and Year 2 on Wednesdays and Years 3 and 4 on Thursdays during Term 2. The six week programs are part of the Swans District’s strategic ploy to increase Auskick and junior community participation at Caversham Junior Football Club and subsequently the Swans District Junior Competition.

Progress Developments and Swans District continue to make a splash in the suburbs of Caversham, Dayton and West Swan with Term 2 barely scratching the surface on the community development programs pinpointed for 2015. Swans Footy Fundamentals, which is designed to suit the smallest kind of footballer, are providing students with a sample of junior football in the Swans District Junior Competition.

Despite the programs being developed to suit kids aged 2 to 9; it’s not just about playing ducks and drakes, with Caversham Primary Schools students receiving coaching on a number of different AFL skills including handball and kicking. Swans District Participation Officer, Maddie Morskate, has been delivering a myriad of games geared towards developing basic game sense skills including Farmer Sam, Footy Scarecrow, Rob the Nest, Run the Gauntlet.

With some students being exposed to AFL for the first time in a suburb where 22 percent of people are born overseas and some already, Swans District is excited to see the skills of the Pre-Primary, Year 1s, 2s, 3s and 4s students grow by Term 3. The Swans District appreciates the amazing support of Progress Developments for the suite of Primary School offerings at Caversham Primary School and subsequently enhancing the profile of AFL within Caversham, Dayton and West Swan.