AFL PNG out to reach 50,000 kids

Normal, Sports

The National, Thursday 06th of March, 2014

AFL Papua New Guinea hopes to get at least 10,000 school-aged children, in Port Moresby, playing Aussie Rules.
Twelve schools will be visited by the AFL PNG’s development officers Cornelius Papau this term and another 30 schools will have undergone the Niukick programme by December.
Niukick is a junior development programme, derived from the AFL Auskick Rules, which was aims to develop and promote high AFL participation among children.
The programme targets children between the ages of five and 15, in primary schools and local communities and is modified to suite these age groups.
AFL PNG aims to reach more than 50,000 children with the programme this year.
Following on from these schools clinics, AFL PNG will run a schools competition lasting 18 weeks, commencing April 12.
For more information about the Niukick programme and the schools competition, Papau can be contacted on 3254943 or 76550195.