Aussie rules club on the way

A MEETING was held in Murwillumbah on Sunday to gauge support for the formation of a junior Australian Rules club in the town.

The meeting, called by Dom Trevaskis, attracted a number of families and parents on the day as well as pledges of support form those who couldn't attend, so much so, that a second meeting will now be held after the NSW school holidays to take another step toward the formation of the club.

“I was very pleased with the initial indication from many people, in favour of having a junior AFL club in town,” Trevaskis said.

“Our next meeting after the holidays will focus on the name of the club and what colours we should play in.

“At this stage, we are aiming to have teams in eights, 10s and 12s and we want to be up and running in time to play in the Summerland League next year.

“Giving the support shown for AusKick programs in the town, the need for a junior club comes from the fact that kids who have developed an interest through the AusKick program have no where to go to play in competition.

“Pottsville is a bit of a hike for many people so it is a matter of convenience.”

Trevaskis said he attended a Tweed Coast Tigers Junior Australian Rules Club meeting this week and had received plenty of encouragement from them for the idea of a Murwillumbah junior club.

“The more kids playing Aussie Rules, the better the competition and the Tigers are right behind us,” Trevaskis said.

A date was yet to be decided on the second meeting but it would be announced in the media.



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