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What is Auskick?

Less lining up, more play! It’s game-based activities kids love, tailored for different ages and skill levels.

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From $75

Costs vary between locations and centres

5-12 yrs

All genders and all skill levels welcome

60-90min sessions

Times vary depending on Auskicker ages

8+ weeks

Programs usually run from April to July

Auskick in action

Auskickers can experiment with all sorts of cool gear. Softer footballs are easier to mark (catch), round balls are easier to kick, and colourful cones, hoops and bibs keep things fun - check it out!

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Parents and families

A program for the whole family

Auskick isn’t just a program for kids - it’s for parents to get involved too! We’re all about families on the field together, having fun learning and celebrating those footy ‘firsts’ with their Auskickers. It’s super easy to help out, even if you’re not familiar with footy. 

Become an Activity Helper
Auskickers in motion at a session - jumping, hula hooping and having fun!


Every session is stacked with activities

From Handball Heroes to Ruckman’s Treasure , Auskick activities give kids the chance to practice multiple skills at once - and have heaps of fun doing it! These games keep the sessions active and the kids engaged, allowing them to build their confidence both on and off the field.

Browse activities
Auskicker having fun playing in a witch costume catching a soft spiky ball

Equipment and gear

No need to buy any special equipment or gear

There’s no set uniform for Auskick sessions - we encourage everyone to wear whatever they like! Lots of Auskickers like to wear their AFL team’s colours. It’s all about being comfortable and getting the most out of the sessions, so wear what works for you! 


More about Auskick

Do you have any girls only groups?

We do have some girls only centres and some centres that run girls only groups. You can search for the centres nearest you on the Find an Auskick centre page, or get in touch with our customer service team at aflauskick@afl.com.au and we’ll be happy to help you find one.

Do you have any access all abilities centres?

We have many centres that have listed themselves as access all abilities. You can search for the centres nearest you on the Find an Auskick centre page, or get in touch with our customer service team at aflauskick@afl.com.au and we’ll be happy to help you find one.

Who runs the sessions?

Every Auskick centre has a coordinator who runs the administration side, and every age group has a main coach and helper coaches. We encourage all parents/guardians to get involved as Activity Helpers - no experience necessary! 

Can my child try a session for free?

Sure can! We’re pleased to offer the first session of every program for free (subject to that centre’s capacity and COVID requirements) to trial Auskick before registering. Just make sure you chat to the centre coordinator before the session starts to let them know you’re there to try it out.  

Do I have to wait with my child?

For any community/club Auskick centres, an adult needs to be present for your Auskicker’s whole session. We love all parents/guardians to join in, so why not get involved in your child’s group? No experience necessary!

*When does Auskick run in my state/territory?

NAB AFL Auskick starts at different times across the Country, please see a rough guide below:

Victoria - April to July

NSW/ACT - May to September (plus term based after school programs)

Queensland - March to May (plus term based after school programs)

Northern Territory - There are programs May to June and September to October

Western Australia - April to August

South Australia - Term based programs

Tasmania - April to July (some start earlier than April)

Season dates are listed at each Auskick Centre when you click through to them on the map finder

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