Making a Milestone Banner
Just like in the Senior AFL, every player and their team mates enjoy celebrating their milestones by running through a banner that highlights the achievement – milestone games also may provide extra incentive for a team victory.
For just a small amount of effort, making a banner will give your child lasting memories of their special day. Banners come in all shapes and sizes, and here are some examples of previous Baulko milestone banners. If you would like to make a banner, scroll down for some instructions.
If you do not wish to make your own, the Club has a plastic, reusable banner which is available from the clubhouse for home game celebrations.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- 3 x brown crepe paper
- 3 x yellow crepe paper
- White letters (printed from a computer)
- 2 x thick (10cm), clear tape
- 2 x 2m length poles (5mm thick)
- A helper!
On a computer use a font such as Impact to create your message, allowing one letter per standard A4 page.
- Roll each packet of crepe paper out to a length of 2 metres
- Lay crepe paper lengths side by side, overlapping slightly
- Use 3 whole lengths of crepe paper, as below, to make a background for your message.
- Run tape down each side of the banner to keep all lengths together
- Run tape across each seam where crepe paper overlaps
- Carefully turnover and repeat process
- Turn both short ends in 10 centimetres and tape down exposed edge to create pockets for poles.
- Tape across entire length of top long edge to seal pockets for poles and provide strength.
- Place you letters on the banner and space as you like
- Tape each letter in place
Your finished banner may look something like this: