Lions to lob in at Warwick Redbacks sign-on tomorrow
AUSSIE RULES: There will be plenty of fun at the Warwick Redbacks super clinic and sign-on at 4.30pm-6.30pm this Tuesday at Warwick Credit Union Oval in Jackie Howe Drive.
Brisbane Lions players Sabrina Frederick, Michael Close, Oscar McInerney and Delissa Kimmince will be at the Tuesday sign-on and will teach AFL skills to the children.
Close is a forward who is just back from injury and landed four goals in a game against Carlton last season.
Redbacks president Karen Clarke said there would be a junior game from 5.30pm as part of the afternoon and all children were welcome to play.
"We are holding our sign-on to coincide with the visit of the Brisbane Lions to Warwick,” she said.
"The club is excited to be able to launch the season with the Lions which will help raise the profile of the sport in the town.”
AFL Queensland will be bringing an inflatable cube to Warwick on Tuesday which will be used to help children improve their footy skills.
Clarke said prospective Redbacks junior and senior players would be able to sign on at the grounds tomorrow.
"As well as the footy and sign-on tomorrow afternoon, we have a jumping castle, snow cone machine, face painting and plenty of entertainment for the children,” she said.
The Redbacks are planning to field teams in all grades from under-8s to U16s in the Darling Downs competition as well as teams in men and women's competitions. While training has started for the men under Peter Millard and the women under Keith Clarke, new players are welcome.
Brisbane Lions coach Chris Fagan and general manager David Noble will be in town Wednesday morning to speak at the Mayor's Leadership Breakfast and a business session. The first commitment for the Lions players will be in school hours tomorrow at Scots PGC College.