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Sometimes at NAB AFL Auskick, there are new players and people that I haven't met yet. Meeting new players and people can be hard if I don't know what to say. It’s okay to feel nervous when I meet new people, lots of other people do too!
I can introduce myself by saying “Hi, my name is _____” when I meet a new player. Then, they will probably say “hi” back and tell me what their name is. Then, I will know their name.
I could also ask them other questions to get to know them better. For example, I could ask them which footy team they barrack for. Maybe we will barrack for the same team.
When I meet new people, I can give them a high-five, handshake or fist-bump to say hello. It can be fun to play footy and meet new people!