AFL Goal Posts for Forbes Junior’s.
AFL goal posts have been donated by PILA for Gaggin Oval in Forbes.
The local AFL community in Forbes celebrated the opening of the new AFL goal posts at Gaggin Oval donated by PILA. Almost 150 AFL players from schools around in regional NSW travelled to Gaggin Oval for the south-west local final of the AFL Primary School Championships (previously known as the Paul Kelly Cup). Players came from Forbes Public School, St Laurence’s Parish School, Canowindra Public School, Cowra Public School, Mulyan Public School and the Forbes Swampies Junior AFL Club.
It was a clean sweep for Forbes Public School with their teams claiming 1st place in both the boys and girls AFL games and the boy’s team winning all 5 of their games. In the girl’s competition, both Forbes Public School and Canowindra Public School finished the day with 3 wins from their 4 games, however, Forbes won on the for-against tally.
After running successful Auskick programs since 2018, the Forbes Swampies Junior AFL Club is pushing to enter the AFL Central West fold with an under-12s side and future plans for under-10s and under-14s teams. In an agreement with Parkes AFL, the Swampies will train junior players in the region and transfer them to the Parkes Panthers for seniors.
Alex Milsom, President of the Forbes Swampies, was full of praise for his committee and what they have achieved in such a short time. “It was a big day for our community. We are a good team to accomplish what we have in Forbes. Where we are now is incredible.” Casey White, AFL Central West’s Competition and Development Coordinator, said: “AFL Central West is thrilled with the growth of AFL in Forbes. The new AFL goal posts will really help promote the club and the game in the community. AFL Central West would like to thank Forbes Shire Council for its support of the Swampies, PILA for the generous AFL goal post donation, and the many AFL NSW/ACT team members that have assisted this project.”