Newcastle City Auskicker among country’s best

Lambton NAB AFL Auskicker, Lochie Sunderland, will be well and truly ‘Footified’ by NAB when he plays on the MCG during the 2014 Toyota AFL Grand Final.

Lochie, a participant at the Newcastle NAB AFL Auskick Centre was recently selected as the Round 19 nominee for the 2014 NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year Award.

He was selected by NAB and the AFL, ahead of thousands of other entries based on his outstanding attitude and approach to the game.

This year, 22 Auskickers who best reflect dedication, enthusiasm, teamwork and passion will travel to Melbourne to participate in a money-can’t-buy experience.

They will walk in the 2014 Toyota AFL Grand Final Parade; play on the MCG on Grand Final day and present medals to the 2014 premiership players.

In addition to this experience of a lifetime, Lochie is now in the running to win $5,000 in a NAB Reward Saver account, plus Geelong Captain and three-time premiership player Joel Selwood as his personal footy mentor in 2015.

Newcastle Auskick Centre Coordinator, Simon McCauley, said the competition was extremely popular amongst the kids last year and they were all eager to be nominated in 2014.

“This is such a fantastic initiative by NAB to recognise the youngest stars of the game. This Award looks beyond the best player on the ground; and instead emphasises the importance of being a good teammate and looking out for others,” Simon said.

NAB has been proudly Footifying Australia for over 10 years through NAB AFL Auskick, the NAB AFL Rising Stars Program and NAB Challenge.

In 2014, NAB will again Footify over 180,000 children and their parents as they head to one of 2,800 Auskick centres around the country to participate in NAB AFL Auskick.

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Click here for more photos from Lochie’s big day, or visit the AFL Community YouTube channel to watch Lochie’s full interview on Channel 7.

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2014 Regional Presentation night

2642671_1_OIt’s just around the corner: The big night for our region is at Wests Leagues Club on Tuesday 26th August. Please download the invitation for more details.

AFL Hunter Coast Newcastle Region Presentation Night General Invitation 2014


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Finals series with times

Please click the link to download the finals schedule for 2014

2014 finals format V2


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Play AFL 9s At Newcastle Uni!

For all those uni students looking for something exciting to do between classes, then come and play AFL 9s! The AFL NSWACT, together with the Uni of Newcastle, are commencing an AFL 9s Competition on campus. The details are: Thursday, … Continue reading


2014 Finals series format

To view the 2014 finals format, please click the image below.
Teams will be added to Footyweb after the final round is played.

2014 finals

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Follow Us On Twitter!

For all those on Twitter, please keep an eye on all things happening AFL wise in the Hunter and Central Coast, by following @aflhcc. Feel free to contact your local AFL staff member, if you would like to share any information via this network.

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AFL Development training on Monday nights has stopped

The Swans Academy will identify boys from the Nelson Bay Carnival and invite them to continue training with the Academy.
Those boys will be individually notified.
For more information, please contact Simon Smyth:

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