- NATHAN KLEIN – THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
- MARCH 16, 2013 12:00AM
Sporting tribes … Damian Hyde, Breanna Fisher-Dietsch, Thomas Norris and Jack Bloom / Pic: Craig Greenhill
THEY are the new generation of superstars, ready to tackle the world.
The problems plaguing professional sport in Australia matters not to these kids. All they care about is the sport they live and breathe for, regardless of which ball they use. Registrations across all football codes is proof of that, with all of them seeing an increase in numbers over the past 12 months. Former NRL player Hazem El Masri said it was great to see children getting involved in sport. “It’s always positive to see,” he said. “There’s a lot of codes out there and a lot of opportunities for people to play.” He said problems at the elite level shouldn’t affect the grassroots of the sport. “At the end of the day, we’re all human beings and we are all going to make mistakes. “If one person, or two or 10 people make a mistake that doesn’t mean the whole of rugby league, the association, the staff, and all the people who are doing good work, have to suffer and be painted with the same brush.” Despite coming from a soccer background, Bernard Fisher said his daughter Breanna, 7, was loving Auskick, a miniature version of Australian Rules. “For me, it was about getting her to participate in a team where she had to listen to a coach and not me,” he said. “The most important thing is for them to find something that they really enjoy doing.” Damien Hyde, 6, said he loved playing rugby for his local club. “I love learning how to tackle and learning new skills,” he said.
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