YOU know that you are important when G-Man shows up for your presentation day.
On Wednesday afternoon when the Bathurst Giants Auskick program culminated, the club's juniors were given a surprise when the Greater Western Sydney Giants mascot G-Man turned up.
"He braved the warm confines of his western Sydney home to venture over the mountains to join us for our presentation," Bathurst Giants Auskick coordinator Ashley Boylan said.
"Some hilarious and insightful questions were asked of G-Man and he seemed very impressed with the skills and enthusiasm of the Bathurst Giants Auskickers."
This year marked the sixth edition of the Giants' Auskick program, one which provides fundamental skill development in a fun, supportive environment and a pathway to continuing the juniors' participation with Australian football.
"The club is one of the largest Auskick centres in the Central West. One of these signs of success contributed to the club fielding two sides in the under 12s AFL Central West competition this year," Boylan said.
"This year also saw the creation of our under 10s team and the club looks forward to participating in an expanded competition in this format next year.
"This year we continued to have fantastic parent support and two of these parents - Chris Fosteris and Nathan Pearce - have now become Auskick coaches within the club."