Michael Close (left) of Brisbane Lions shows his skills in a game at the Gabba.
Michael Close (left) of Brisbane Lions shows his skills in a game at the Gabba. DAVID KAPERNICK

One day left to buy tickets for breakfast with AFL Lions

AUSSIE RULES: A Brisbane Lions player from a little town in western Victoria will be in Warwick next week to meet district residents at the Mayor's Leadership Breakfast and coach juniors at Scots PGC College and the Redbacks.

Full forward Michael Close is from Harrow and went to secondary school at Hamilton and Ballarat before joining the Lions as draft choice 32 in 2012.

He has played 17 AFL games and kicked 16 goals.

Close debuted in 2014, but suffered a serious shoulder injury in 2015 and returned last season to take five marks and land four goals in his second game back against Carlton.

He will be at the Mayor's Leadership Breakfast at 6.45am Wednesday at the Scots PGC College Dining Hall, along with new Brisbane Lions coach Chris Fagan, Lions general manager David Noble and fellow Lions players Sabrina Frederick, Oscar McInerney and Delissa Kimmince.

Kimmince played her first footy in Warwick in the round ball game and played cricket for Australia, and is now aiming to forge a career with the Brisbane Lions in the inaugural women's AFL competition.

Tickets for the breakfast must be purchased by Friday afternoon on www.warwicktickets.com.au or information by emailing events@sdrc.qld.gov.au

Bookings are also required by email for the business session with Fagan and Noble at 9am-10am Wednesday at the Warwick Town Hall.

Aussie rules for kids

THE children with an interest in Aussie rules don't miss out as the four players will be doing a school visit at Scots PGC College at 1.30pm-3.30pm Tuesday.

All children are welcome to a super clinic and club sign on at Redbacks Football Club grounds in Jackie Howe Drive at 4.30pm-6.30pm Tuesday. Players from last season and new players, boys and girls, welcome to the clinic.



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