Harrisdale youngster wins trip to AFL Grand Final


Elijah Ihanimo is off to the AFL Grand Final.
Elijah Ihanimo is off to the AFL Grand Final.

HARRISDALE’s Elijah Ihanimo is heading to the AFL Grand Final.

Six-year-old Elijah has been announced as the second weekly nominee for the 2017 AFL Auskicker of the Year competition.

After showing off his skills to the judges in his entry video, Elijah secured his spot at the biggest event on the Australian sporting calendar.

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He will join 21 other lucky kids in Melbourne to present an AFL premiership player with their medal on Grand Final Day.

The little footy stars will also walk in the parade and play on the hallowed turf of the MCG at half time.

Elijah’s nomination was revealed on March 31, during the Friday night broadcast of the match between the Western Bulldogs and Sydney Swans.

He now has the chance to be crowned the overall NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year, which includes a personal mentorship from Geelong captain Joel Selwood in 2018.