Balwyn Greythorn JFC

Balwyn Greythorn

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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 Balwyn Greythorn Jets Auskick program in 2022 runs from April to July.

With dedicated coaches and community support, 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.

The program also provides a great opportunity for parents to interact with their kids through the activities, have the opportunity to make new friends, learn about the game and spend quality time with their children.
 

What age can kids play Auskick?

The NAB AFL Auskick program is for primary school aged children 5 to 12. (Children must turn 5 in the calendar year to participate - birth years 2010-2017)  

Please Note: One parent or guardian is required to stay for the entire duration of each Auskick session. This is a legal requirement!

What can I expect at Auskick?

 A typical Auskick session includes:

  •  Introduction;

  •  Warm up games/activities;

  •  Skills i.e. kicking, marking, handballing, bouncing;

  •  Grid/modified game;

  •  Encouragement awards, drinks and departure.

 

Enrolment at Balwyn Greythorn Jets Auskick

Enrollments for Auskick are available through the Auskick web site - see our link above. Parents should receive an email once they have completed the online registration. 

 

What’s in the Auskick Registration Pack?

Registration in 2022 is $85 and includes 10 Auskick sessions and:

  • New participants pack includes: Backpack, Football, 
    Cap, Card Album, Card Pack, Height Chart, Stickers.

  • Returning participants pack includes: Boot bag, Football, 
    T-shirt, Pump, Card Pack, Height chart, Stickers

 

How can I be involved?

Our coaches require assistance every week to ensure the smooth running of the clinic. We encourage parent involvement during the clinics and it’s also a great time to have some fun with your child. Speak to your coach for further information.

 

What does my child need to bring?

  • There is no set uniform for Auskick sessions, just general sports clothing will be fine. Many kids also like to wear their favourite team’s colours and jumpers.

  • Drink bottle

  • Appropriate foot wear. Whilst it is not absolutely necessary to have football boots it will be easier for running when the ground is wet.  

 

What if the weather is bad?

With football being a winter sport, there may be rare occasions when heavy rain will force the cancellation of a clinic. If a clinic needs to be cancelled due to extreme weather, a notice of cancellation will be sent to participants. 

Friday Nights 

4.30pm-5.30pm

Balwyn Park

Whitehorse Road, Balwyn

Beginning 29 April

free footy tournament.

 

Saturday mornings at Ford Park, Bellfield
Four sessions: August 13, 20, 27 & September 3

The Yarra Junior Football League, in partnership with AFL Auskick, are running a 4 week junior program to assist in the transition from Auskick to club football.

 

This is a free footy tournament and there is no cost to participate. Games will be played with 9 per side and modified rules (e.g. no tackling, played in zones etc.) Best of all the kids will get the opportunity to represent the mighty Balwyn Greythorn Jets wearing Jets gear.

 

Mixed Tournament: Open to all kids born in 2015.

Girls Only Tournament: Open to all girls born in 2013, 2014 or 2015.

 

* Open to all kids - no need to be registered for Auskick or at the Jets.

* Age is calculated as at 31/12/2022.

 

Select Balwyn Greythorn Jets as your Auskick centre to ensure you are assigned to the correct team.