Thrown in for active life

Carly from Yarra Glen Primary School practising techniques. 118131 Picture: ROB CAREW

CHILDREN around the hills have taken part in the Australian Government’s Active After-school Communities (AASC) program to try a range of free sports.
The program allows children the opportunity to try a wide range of sports and other structured physical activities through a positive and fun experience.
Last Thursday, as part of the seven week AASC program, a special training session for 35 Yarra Glen Primary School students was held at Lilydale Judo Club to get a taste of the sport.
Judo Victoria development officer Robyne Dawson said former state coach and Australian Judo representative Michelle Matthews coached the session.
Yarra Ranges AASC regional co-ordinator Kellie McPherson said the program aims to encourage children to develop a love of sport that motivates them to join a local sporting club or school sporting team and get them and their families active for life.