Former AFL star Stewart Crameri ventured back to the grassroots of football at an Auskick season launch.
Crameri started his career in football at Auskick when he was a 5-year-old, and loves nothing more than giving back to the community.
"I enjoyed learning new skills as a junior which helped me develop into the player I was while in the AFL," Crameri said.
"When I finished my career I wanted to find a way to give back as much as I could to the football community in central Victoria."
Crameri attended the Auskick launch at Strauch Reserve at Huntly - with around 450 primary school children in attendance.
AFL Central Victoria football development manager Daniel Reid said Auskick provided fundamental football skills.
"This is how a love for football begins," Reid said.
"It's how players get their start to the game, whether their goal is to play local, country or to even take that next further step."
The process of starting at Auskick and venturing into the wider world of football is something Crameri knows all too well.
After years as a junior in the Maryborough league and three seasons with the Bendigo Bombers, Crameri was drafted to the AFL - playing his first game with Essendon in round 20 of the 2010 season.
Following his time at Essendon he went on to play with the Western Bulldogs and Geelong, and will take to the field in 2019 back where it all began, with the Maryborough Magpies.
Crameri was Essendon's leading goal kicker for three consecutive years from 2011-2013 and Western Bulldog's in 2014.
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