Above: Bega Valley Bombers vice president, and Tarraganda RFS volunteer, Bumble Parsons, was interviewed on-field at Marvel Stadium and then presented with a signed Western Bulldogs shirt , at the bushfire state-of-origin fund-raiser in Melbourne last Friday. Image courtesy Deb Ferguson.
Last Friday the Bega Valley Bombers were part of a contingent of Aussie Rules families and clubs that traveled to Melbourne from the South Coast for a special bushfire 'State of Origin' match at Marvel Stadium.
At half-time some of the kids, Phoenix Parsons, Tom and Leo Woolacott and Campbell Ferguson had a night they’ll remember for a long time taking to the field at half time to participate in the traditional half--time AusKick match.
Above: Bega Bombers aussie rules kids were guests of the AFL in Melbourne on Friday. Image courtesy Deb Ferguson.
This Sunday the Bombers won't have to travel to be part of the big league, with players from the GWS Giants leading all-comers through a session of drills, skills and fun.
Club president, Stephen Nicol, says it’s the ideal chance for anyone to come and try the game. "It will be non-stop action from 2pm on Sunday afternoon at Roy Howard Oval. No experience needed, no age limits set, there’ll be something for everyone."
The Bombers will use the day to sign on players for the season and the club has particularly set its sights on two new ventures.
"We want to attract girls between the age of 12 and 15 for a brand new competition and we’re opening the club up for an all abilities team in an attempt to give everyone a chance to play the game."