Host a Swan

TAREE AFL Auskick Centre is giving children aged five - 12 the chance to host two of the Sydney Swans on Thursday February 11. 

Swans first grader Dane Rampe will be joined by young gun Lloyd Perris who is yet to make his first grade debut.One lucky Junior AFL fan has the opportunity to host the Sydney Swans players at their school. To enter go to the Taree AFL Auskick Facebook page, like it and say in 50 words or less why the Sydney Swans should fly to your School. You can also enter by emailing . Entries close 4pm on January 31 and the winner will be announced on February 4.

Auskick Centre Coordinator Julie McLachlan says "Having the Swans visit is a great boost for Australian Rules Football in the Manning. Getting senior players to mix with the children and introduce them to the game helps build awareness of the sport and ultimately assist us with registrations in the run up to the new season.

"This is our third season and we have grown from nothing to finish 2013 with over 80 registered players. More than 50 have preregisteredfor the new season already so we are looking forward to a great season.

More about Dane Rampe and Lloyd Perris...

Twenty two year old Rampe played 23 games for The Swans in 2013 and is a defender who was solid at the back during the Swans campaign. Often filling in for injuries he stepped up and quickly became a regular in the Swans senior list. 

Perris is only 18 years of age but has impressed in the junior ranks and has appeared in two Swans Grand Final teams in the NEAFL. He also captained the NSW/ACT Rams at the 2013 under 18 Championships and is ready for a run in the big league.To enter the competition or find out more about playing AFL in the Manning go to the facebook page for Taree Auskick Centre or the website