Auskick Super Clinic a highlight of Carlton Footy Club's visit to Bendigo 

AN Auskick Super Clinic at the Queen Elizabeth Oval will be among the highlights of Carlton’s AFL Community Camp visit to Bendigo in February.

The Blues will be in Bendigo on February 7-8 for their community camp, which will begin with a formal welcome from the City of Greater Bendigo in the Civic Gardens, followed by a Civic Reception.

Day one of the camp will include an Auskick Super Clinic involving all Carlton players at the QEO.

All primary school-aged children are welcome to attend the clinic, which will also include an autograph session.

Other activities over the two-day camp will include player visits to schools and hospitals, a Dinner with the Stars, a chat with the Bendigo Pioneers, a coaches forum and a business and administrators luncheon featuring Carlton chief executive officer Greg Swann.

“Local coaches and the Bendigo Pioneers should be big winners from the camp,” AFL Victoria country region development manager Tony McNamara said.

“It’s not every day you get the chance to learn from the best.

“I would encourage every club coach to make sure they take up this opportunity.”

The camp will also include a “Morning Kick with the Stars”, where one lucky primary school-aged child will get the chance to enjoy a kick with Carlton superstars Chris Judd, Marc Murphy and Eddie Betts.

“It is a fantastic opportunity for the entire footballing public of the Bendigo region to be part of the camp,” McNamara said.

“We have scheduled activities that encompass all ages and football lovers.”

The Morning Kick with the Stars competition will be run through the Bendigo Advertiser starting in mid-January.

A finalised schedule, with details of how people can be involved, will be released closer to the camp.

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