Brisbane Lions players will be spread across pockets of South East Queensland next Monday and Tuesday as part of the AFL’s annual Community Camp.
The men’s and women’s players will be visiting four regions including the Darling Downs, Springfield, Fraser Coast and Bundaberg, which are all part of the Lions zone.
2020 marks the 18th year of the AFL Community Camp program. Since the first camps in 2003 there has been:
- 7,500 primary and secondary schools visited
- 1,500,000 students reached during school visits
- 101,000 children attended NAB AFL Auskick Superclinics
- 48,500 people visited in hospitals and aged care facilities
- 49,000 people attended Official Functions in all areas
- 57,000 people have attended community football forums
- Official Functions have raised over $900,000 for junior football, community clubs and local charities
Mark Ensor, AFL Queensland State Manager- Kids, Growth & Diversity said AFL Community Camp is an important program that allows us to connect Queensland communities with our game.
“AFL Queensland is committed to giving back to the community, especially those in regional areas."
“Over two days our AFL Queensland staff, and Brisbane Lions AFL players and coaches will visit over 100 schools, 20 community clubs and reach over 3,000 kids,” Ensor added
Darren Resuggan, Game Development Manager, said AFL Community Camps provide the perfect platform for fans, no matter where they live, to access our game and their favourite players.
"AFL Community Camps provide an opportunity to encourage younger players to get involved in the game by promoting participation programs such as NAB AFL Auskick, Junior Football and school programs," Resuggan said.
"Australian Football has a strong connection with the local community, we look forward to bringing the Brisbane Lions to local footy fans," he added.
For more information on which players will be visiting your region, please contact your local AFL Queensland Regional Manager.