Auskick

What is Sharks Auskick?

Sharks Auskick is an award-winning development program for boys and girls of all abilities from ages 5 to 12 years old.

Emphasis has and is always on having fun, whilst improving a child’s sporting skills, coordination, health, fitness, and social skills. 

All children, regardless of their ability, will be given the chance to learn through play. They will build on their motor skills and learn what it means to be part of a team while learning the basics of footy. 

The Auskick program provides a strong base for kids to move into any sport on a competitive level.

Park Orchards North Ringwood Parish Auskick clinics are conducted from April to August on Saturday mornings from 9am to 10:30am at Stintons Reserve, Park Orchards.

 

The first clinic for Season 2020 will kick off on Saturday 18th April. We look forward to seeing you there! 

 

FAQs

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.

My child is 4 turning 5, can I still register them?

Yes! If your child is turning 5 this year, you can register register them to play Auskick below

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. To ensure you receive your pack before the season, please register and pay online below.

When and where is Auskick held?

Sharks Auskick clinics are conducted from April to August on Saturday mornings from 9am to 10:30am at Stintons Reserve, Park Orchards. A full Calendar can be found below. The first clinic will be Saturday 18 April 2020.

How much does it cost to play and how do I register?

The whole season costs only $96 per child for a winter season of fun!

How can I help?

Auskick is a participation sport for parents and children. We need plenty of help to make sure everything works. For 2020, we are looking for both off-field helpers to join the organisation team, run the BBQ and assist with washing jumpers, as well as coaches (women and men). If you think you can help in any way please contact Kate Gniel. Even if you are not a coach, we 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!

Register Now

Clinics are held on Saturday from 9am commencing Saturday 18 April 2020 – 13 clinics in total.

Cost: $96 per child

Click the button below to register online now.

  Online Player Registration   Online Volunteer Registration 

Stay up-to-date

  Like us on Facebook

Like us on Facebook and keep an eye on your emails, as any news or up-to-date information including wet weather communications will be via email and/or Facebook. 

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!

Auskick Calendar

Week Date Event
Week 1 18/4/2020 Meet & Greet
Week 2 25/4/2020 ANZAC DAY – NO AUSKICK
Week 3 2/5/2020 Bring a Friend
Week 4 9/5/2020 Mother’s Day
Week 5 16/5/2020 Emergency Services Police/CFA
Week 6 23/5/2020  
Week 7 30/5/2020 Grandparents Day
  6/6/2020 QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY WEEKEND – NO AUSKICK
Week 8 13/6/2020 Big Freeze Round (MND Fundraiser)
Week 9 20/6/2020 Dress in your Footy Colours
  27/6/2020 SCHOOL HOLIDAYS – NO AUSKICK
  2/7/2020 SCHOOL HOLIDAYS – NO AUSKICK
Week 10 18/7/2020  
Week 11 25/7/2020 Superhero Round
Week 12 30/7/2020 Hot Dog Day & Parents Game
Week 13 8/8/2020 Last Day – Award Presentation (TBC)

 

Committee and Coaches

Your help is vital! Auskick is a participation sport for parents and kids. We need plenty of help to make sure everything works.

For 2020, 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 our Auskick Coordinator. 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!

Name Position Contact Details
Kate Gniel Auskick Coordinator auskick@sharksjfc.org.au
0415 169 015
Justin Haddrick Treasurer  
David Versteegen Coach  
TBC Secretary  
TBC Sponsorship  
TBC First Aid  
TBC BBQ Coordinator  
TBC Photographer  
TBC First Aid