The NAB AFL Auskick program makes learning to play AFL fun, safe and easy for boys and girls. Through weekly coaching sessions they will learn the skills of the game in an exciting, social and safe environment. The AFL Auskick program has centres that operate all over the country.
Children will learn the fundamental motor skills vital for future physical activity and sport participation as well as learning how to interact with other children as part of a team in small group activities.
Auskick can also offer some wonderful experiences and opportunities, with many Auskickers taking the field during half-time at AFL matches. In 2013, 2014 and 2015 Armidale Auskick played alongside kids from Inverell and Narrabri before eager crowds at the Gold Coast’s Metricon Stadium, during the half-time break in the matches between the Gold Coast Suns and Collingwood Magpies in 2013, Gold Coast Suns and St Kilda Saints in 2014, Gold Coast Suns and Essendon Bombers in 2015, and Gold Coast Suns and Greater Western Sydney in 2016.
In Armidale, girls and boys from 5 to 12 years old are welcome to register. A free come and try day will be held on Saturday 25 March at Bellevue Oval, with the 2017 season running from 29 April to 2 September.
Parents are encouraged to be involved in the sessions as well. Many children come to Auskick following Saturday morning soccer matches. The Armidale Auskick clinic runs during the football season from 12.30 pm to 1.45 pm on Saturdays at the Bellevue Oval, University of New England.
More information for parents and kids about Auskick (including rules and benefits) can be found through the AFL Auskick web-site.
Enquiries contact Rachel Thorsen: firstname.lastname@example.org