Record numbers at Tongala Auskick

Record numbers: Tongala senior footballers were involved in Sunday’s Auskick “super session’’.

Tongala senior footballers were involved in Sunday’s Auskick “super session’’ at Tongala Recreation Reserve. Co-ordinator Tom Pike, in his second season of operating the Tongala centre, said the 61 registrations were an indication of the healthy attitude towards Aussie rules in the tiny town. Players from the club’s unbeaten Murray league team were involved in Sunday’s event.

Dad’s boys: Tongala Auskick co-ordinator Tom Pike with his eight-year-old sons Kane and Lucas, who were among a record number of participants in this year’s Auskick program at Tongala.
Full points: Tongala Football Netball Club coach Jordan Souter stepped in as goal umpire on Sunday morning.
Snagging goals: Faith Van Roy (centre) with sisters Sophie and Phoebe Grant in their Net Set Go T-shirts. Tongala senior netballers were involved in Sunday’s session at the recreation reserve.
Clearing kick: Kayden Davidson is about to put boot to ball during match play at the Auskick “super session’’.
On the run: Izayah Lock-Jackson tucks the ball under his arm, wearing his Melbourne Football Club attire — a popular team among participants in the program.
Hitting the target: Tongala ruckman Kyle Fitzgerald, among several Tongala football stars at the Auskick morning, points out a teammate for Nate Chandler on Sunday.
Breaking clear: Nate Chandler shows his opposition a clean set of heels.