Nick Dal Santo in Bendigo

SOME of the stars of Fox Footy visited Bendigo this week to run a super clinic launching the local Auskick season.

With AFLW nearing the home stretch and the AFL season ready to roll, Dermott Brereton, Garry Lyon and Bendigo’s own Nick Dal Santo were among the former AFL players showing school students the finer points of the game at Dower Park.

It was part of the Foxtel Full-On Footy Tour, which takes stars of the game to regional areas to visit schools and be part of community events.

St Monica’s, Kangaroo Flat, Marong, Lockwood, Lockwood South and Big Hill primary schools were the lucky schools invited to take part.

“NAB AFL Auskick continues to be a much- loved program of children and parents alike, it’s an engaging entry level program that remains focused on providing a fun football experience for the participants,” AFL Central Victoria’s Shane Koop said.

Last year, 1186 girls and boys participated in the Auskick program at 30 centres throughout the AFL Central Victoria region.