Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

U12s in Spotlight with Footy Idols; Redbacks Soak Up Gabba Atmosphere

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

U12s in Spotlight with Footy Idols; Redbacks Soak Up Gabba Atmosphere

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REDBACKS under-12 AFL player Cole Thompson was pretty excited to have two possessions and one kick at half-time during the Lions game against Port Adelaide at the Gabba on Sunday.

C[pounds sterling]All my teammates were also excited to play in front of a crowd of 17,000,C[yen] Cole said.

C[pounds sterling]My favourite Lions player is number 11, Pearce Hanley.

C[pounds sterling]I just like the number; it has been a favourite as long as I can remember.C[yen]

Lauren Drewery was one of three girls to play on Sunday at the Gabba and rated the game a once in a lifetime opportunity.

C[pounds sterling]I was a little bit nervous, as I am before any game,C[yen] she said.

C[pounds sterling]I had a couple of handballs. I am a Lions supporter so it was great to watch them win.

C[pounds sterling]Simon Black is my favourite player and he was in front of us at one stage during the game. …

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