Players are split into zones based on their age and experience.
Players are split into zones based on their age and experience. Claudia Williams

Fun for juniors on Friday nights

AUSSIE RULES: The South Burnett Saints pulled out the small guernseys, marked out smaller fields and kicked the small Sherrins onto Lyle Vidler Oval on Friday for the first night of their new junior competition.

The hour-long session kicked off at 6pm and saw 18 kids from five to 11 years old learning new footy skills and having fun with new friends.

President of the club, Daniel Clacy, said it was great for the club to see juniors out on the field again, and most importantly having fun.

"It is fantastic to see juniors playing in the South Burnett again,” he said

"It has been too long and I am hoping this is a push in the right direction and we will have junior teams again next season.”

The club had junior teams competing at the Darling Downs competition up until 2015 and are now looking to rebuild the junior programs to create more opportunities for young players.

Tasman Myles from AFL Darling Downs helped run the session in Kingaroy on Friday night and said it was a good sign for the future of the club.

"The South Burnett Saints are doing a good job up here and hopefully it keeps building throughout the year and we get some more and by the end we can get two fields going and go from there,” he said.

"We had fantastic numbers at Auskick earlier in the year in Kingaroy and Nanango so it is capturing those kids again and getting them to come across to club footy and to try something a little bit different on Friday night.”

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