Sharks Auskick is a well-organised development program for all boys and girls from Prep to Grade 6 to learn footy in a relaxed environment where making friends, having fun with their parents, and improving their skills are given equal weight. It also provides excellent social value.
All children, regardless of their ability, will have as many opportunities to touch the ball and use it effectively as the next child. All children will improve their ball handling skills and confidence playing a team sport. It provides a strong base for kids to move into any sport on a competitive level. The emphasis has always been on having fun while improving a child’s sporting skills, co-ordination, health and fitness, and social skills.
In 2017, the Sharks Auskick are proud to announce Jessica Trend as our new Sharks Auskick Girls coach. Jessica played for several seasons with the Eastern Devils in the VWFL, as well as training and doing rehab with the Collingwood AFLW team. As a result, Jessica has extraordinary experience in womens football and the Sharks Auskick are very excited to have Jessica onboard in Season 2017!
Who runs Sharks Auskick?
Park Orchards North Ringwood Parish Sharks Auskick has been operating for over 25 years and is organised by Mums and Dads from Auskick. We have volunteer coaches and parents are encouraged to get involved as well and be on the ground with their kids. Auskick is seen as the forerunner to Junior Football and a place where children can improve their ball handling skills and confidence. The Junior Football Club has teams from Under 8s through to Colts (Under 17s). Many of our children do both Auskick and play in a junior football team, and we encourage this from Grade 2+, if possible, as it is an excellent way of developing confidence and skills.
What age groups are there?
Sharks Auskick provide four groups for boys and girls: Kinder/Prep, Grade 1, Grade 2, and Grades 3-6.
What is the format of each clinic?
Each session starts with an address by the Clinic Coordinator at 9am. After breaking into grade groups, children participate in a variety of fun activities, football drills and skill games. We then break up into specially modified football games called Aussie Footy for safe practicing of their newly formed skills. When the siren goes at 10.30am, we meet for encouragement awards from the coaches.
What are the opportunities to play at AFL games?
Each year the AFL invite one of our age groups to play at half time of an AFL match, VFL match or a local football match (this is subject to availability and age groups). More information will be provided closer to the time.
What goodies are included?
Each year participants receive an Auskick pack full of great stuff. For all those who register and pay online by mid-April, you will receive four complimentary tickets to selected AFL Matches. To ensure you receive your pack, please register and pay online.
When and where is Sharks Auskick held?
Sharks Auskick clinics are conducted from March to August on Saturday mornings from 9am – 10:30am at Stintons Reserve, Park Orchards. A full Calendar can be found below. The first clinic will be Saturday 25th March 2017.
How much does it cost to play and how do I register?
The whole season costs only $100 per child in each family for a winter season of fun. See below for further information on registration.
How can I help?
Auskick is a participation sport for parents and children. We need plenty of help to make sure everything works. For 2017, we are looking for both off-field helpers to join the organisation team, run the BBQ and assist with washing jumpers, as well as as many coaches (women and men) as we can get. If you think you can help in any way (see the roles below), please contact Michael James. The coaches need you to get involved in the clinics (and the kids love it too), so don’t stand on the sidelines – pick up a footy and have some fun!
Clinics are held on Saturdays from 9am commencing Saturday 25th March 2017 – 14 clinics in total.
Meet The Coaches: 9am Saturday 25 March 2017 @ Stintons Reserve, Park Orchards
Cost: $100 per child
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Coaches are another good source of information, and we will make announcements at the conclusion of each clinic in conjunction with our weekly award presentations.
We are looking forward to the season and hope you and your family thoroughly enjoy it as much as we do!