AFL legend to visit Coffs Harbour
MEDIA RELEASE FROM AFL (NSW/ACT) MEDIA DEPARTMENT
Travelling as part of the NAB 150 Tour, the Australian Football Experience provides an opportunity for families and children to learn about the history of Australian Football while enjoying a series of interactive activities.
Grant said he couldn't wait to visit Coffs Harbour and help spread the Australian Football 150 year celebrations.
Australian Football has always been a chance for families to come together, get active and have some fun and that's exactly what will happen when the Australian Football Experience comes to town, Grant said.
The Australian Football Experience is travelling around Australia between February and October as part of the celebrations of Australian Football's 150th birthday.
As part of the Australian Football Experience, families have the opportunity to visit the Big Footy, a nine-metre purpose-built dome holding up to 80 people which contains a visual history of 150 years of Australian Football, as well as DVD highlights and the chance to view replicas of the 2008 NAB Cup and the 2008 Toyota AFL Premiership Cup.
The Australian Football Experience will also provide interactive activities for children, including:
- Autographs and photos with Chris Grant
- Taking part in the Big Kick, a goal-kicking competition for children where daily winners will receive an Australian Football Experience giftpack. All children participating will have the chance to win tickets to the 2008 AFL Grand Final for a family of four.
- Handball Highlights, an opportunity to demonstrate your skills with an Australian football.
- The opportunity to register your interest in NAB AFL Auskick or PlayAFL.
The Australian Football Experience and the NAB 150 Tour will be at the following location:
WHERE: Jetty Foreshores on Jordan Esplanade
DATE: Saturday April 5
Chris Grant will be at the venue from 1pm-3pm
AFL Chief Executive Andrew Demetriou said the Australian Football Experience provided an opportunity for young families to have a fun day, celebrating the history of Australia's only indigenous football code.
In 2008 we celebrate 150 years since the first recorded game of Australian Football and we want to take the opportunity to celebrate our game with as many Australian families and communities as we can, he said.
The NAB 150 Tour, which commemorates the 150th birthday of the NAB, will visit approximately 110 towns, hosting over 200 events, covering every state and territory between now and October. The NAB 150 Tour aims to engage communities though numerous events and activities some of which include musical workshops and performances, financial seminars, ambassador appearances and local visits to school and NAB branches.
NAB 150 Tour activities on Saturday include:
- Music performances on the NAB 150 Tour stage:
o ARIA Award winning artists:
Â§ Monique Brumby performing at 1.45pm-2.30pm
Â§ Jeff Lang performing at 3.00pm-3.45pm
o NAB 150 Tour Heritage display
o Sony PlayStation interactive games
o NAB 150 Tour Internet banking facilities