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Sometimes when I go to NAB AFL Auskick, there are crowds of people around. A crowd is a big group of people close together.
Sometimes, crowds can be noisy. People might walk and run in different directions and I don’t always know where they are going. This can sometimes feel a little scary.
It’s okay to feel scared around crowds. There are things I can do to help me feel safe.
I can tell the person I am with that I want to move away from the crowd and go to a quiet place to have a break.
At Auskick, I can ask for help from my family or the coach and their helpers. When I feel ready, I can go back to playing.
Playing Auskick can be fun and there are things I can do if I feel a bit scared in a crowd.