Local Auskick players take Optus Stadium

The young players pose for a photograph before the big game at Optus Stadium. Photo: Supplied.

The young players pose for a photograph before the big game at Optus Stadium. Photo: Supplied.

The kids were very excited and it was an experience they will remember for a very long time.

Esperance Auskick coach and co-ordinator Chris Cassam.

Twenty Esperance Auskick members have had the experience of a lifetime, travelling to Perth to play in the NAB AFL Half Time Grid Games during the West Coast Eagles' game against Collingwood.

Esperance Auskick coach and co-ordinator Chris Cassam said the little players were fortunate enough to receive a behind the scenes look at the brand new Optus Stadium when the game took place on Friday evening, July 12.

The players utilised pre-game access to the Fremantle Dockers change rooms before running out onto the ground in front of more than 56,000 spectators.

"The kids were very excited and it was an experience they will remember for a very long time," Mr Cassam said.

"They were also treated to a talk from Eagles player Xavier O'Neill, who gave them insight into life as an AFL footballer."

The Esperance Auskick Centre received the trip as a reward from WA Football Commission regional manager Gemma Harrison.

All participants received a special NAB AFL Half Time Participation Medallion as a memento, donated by the Esperance District Football Association.