Laidley lad will live dream

LAIDLEY boy, Matthew Zammit, will realise his ultimate childhood dream when he plays on the hallowed MCG turf during the 2010 Toyota AFL Grand Final.

Matthew, a participant at the Laidley NAB AFL Auskick Centre, was recently selected as the Round 10 nominee for the NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year Award.

Matthew was selected ahead of thousands of other entries based on his outstanding Auskick spirit.

This year, 22 Auskickers who best reflect teamwork, enthusiasm, commitment and passion will travel to Melbourne to march in the 2010 Toyota AFL Grand Final Parade, play on the MCG at halftime and present medals to the 2010 premiership players.

In addition to the Grand Final experience of a lifetime, Matthew is now in the running to win $5000 in a NAB Smart Junior Saver account plus personal footy mentoring from Geelong's Joel Selwood in 2011.

Laidley Auskick Centre Co-ordinator, Jeff Neumann, said the competition was a huge hit amongst the kids last year and they are all eager to be nominated in 2010.

“The Award looks beyond the best player on the ground; it is essential young children understand the importance of being a good team-mate and looking out for others,” Jeff said.

In 2010, NAB celebrates five years with NAB AFL Auskick and will benefit participants and centres around the country with three great competitions; NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year, NAB AFL Auskick Centre of the Year and NAB Footy Frenzy.


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