AFL Skills Day draws 300 children from Bega Valley | Photos

The next generation of AFL players was introduced to the sport on Tuesday.

Around 300 pupils from the Bega Valley turned up to a sports field in Bega to learn basic skills in AFL.

But along with the rules of the game they also learnt some life skills, football operations and development coordinator of the Sapphire Coast Jarrod Moore said. 

“It’s just about having fun and getting them involved in physical activity,” he said.

“The aim is to draw them into the Auskick program, which is going through a revamp and is more game and skill focused.”  

Pupils from Bega Valley Public School, Tathra Public School, Sapphire Coast Anglican College and St Patrick’s Primary School attended the event. 

The AFL Skills Day has been running in the Bega Valley for over 10 years.