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Brisbane Lions AFL Visit

On Monday 11th February, Branyan Road SS was lucky enough to be one of the schools to be visited by some of the current Brisbane Lions players and emerging talent of the current 2019 squad.
The Brisbane Lions sent three members of their squad and a development coach to our school as part of a promotional Community Camp visit to our area. Due to our success last year of the Boys and Girls AFL Gala Day teams it was a great opportunity for our Grade 4 & 5 boys and girls to once again showcase their sporting skills in front of some big name identities. Some of these names included Mitch Robinson, Archie Smith and Corey Lyons who are going to be future stars for the Lions in 2019 with most of them already playing between five and eighteen games in the AFL last year.
The concept of the morning day was for students to enjoy an AFL experience with the players playing fun games whilst learning some new skills.
At the conclusion of morning tea the School leaders and House captains got to take some photos with the players and I got to do my first radio interview in twenty years with the local ABC radio station. Apparently they actually put to air this week according to some teachers who heard it early at 7:15 am on Tuesday morning.  As a memento all three players signed a football for the school to keep before leaving for their next school visit.
A big thank you must go out to Mr Shaun Stone for organising the visit. We were one of only a few primary schools in Bundaberg to receive a visit from the Lions. The success of our Auskick program in Term 4 each year and support of AFL is definitely being rewarded.
Mr Pelusi
HPE Teacher