YOUNG PLAYER: James Black wore his Lions colours to Auskick at Lyle Vidler.
YOUNG PLAYER: James Black wore his Lions colours to Auskick at Lyle Vidler. Callum Dick

Auskick returns to the South Burnett

AUSSIE RULES: With the return of the AFL women's competition and the start of the men's just around the corner, it is time for South Burnett kids to step out on to the field.

Auskick is returning to Kingaroy, Nanango and Blackbutt.

AFL on the Darling Downs regional manager Jeff Neumann said the program played an important role in developing and sustaining Australian Football in the South Burnett.

"The NAB AFL Auskick program is an important step in 2018 as we look to offer localised AFL for boys and girls, aged 5-10 years in an important plan to build a complete pathway for the South Burnett Saints AFC,” he said.

"The South Burnett have been quite successful in the men's and women's AFL Darling Downs competitions for many seasons now and the NAB AFL Auskick program is the first step in building towards a sustainable future for the Saints.

"We have three centres on offer for the South Burnett region and on average over 100 boys and girls participate across those programs.”

The sessions will run for one hour and in the weekly sessions kids will build football skills and play in a safe and fun setting.

The sessions will involve small groups and participation from parents.