Auskick (K – Yr 2)

The Coolbinia Bombers JFC run a highly successful NAB AFL Auskick program which provides boys and girls with a fun and safe Australian Football experience that serves as an introduction to a lifetime of involvement in the game.

The program is not just about introducing children to Australian Football – it activates and develops within each child the desire for a healthy lifestyle and an association with our great game.

This is achieved through activities and programs for individuals, small groups and teams, and aims to assist development of personal and social skills.

Coolbinia Bombers Auskick
(Coolbinia Auskickers – Half time game Domain Stadium 2015)

Benefits to children

  • Children learn the fundamental motor skills for future physical activity and sports participation
  • Children learn the basics of fitness conditioning, including how to train and practise
  • Children learn the basic principles and importance of health and nutrition
  • Through specially arranged physical activities and games, some very important mental and psychological skills are nurtured. These include self-motivation, self-responsibility, self-management, persistence, resilience and a best effort always attitude
  • Through specially arranged team activities, children learn important social skills, including cooperation and respect for others
  • Contact with older children and adults provides valuable role model experiences
  • Generally, children benefit from greater levels of confidence and self-awareness and improved health, fitness and overall well-being
  • Physical activity develops motor and social skills and intellectual capacities.
  • NAB AFL Auskick can assist in reducing self-destructive and delinquent behaviour in young people and contribute to a more disciplined attitude
  • Community structures often serve as positive models for other community programs that rely on volunteer support
  • Growth in NAB AFL Auskick benefits our economy, as do the savings on health expenditure that flow from a fitter and healthier population
  • Physically active children are more attentive, have a more efficient memory, enhanced creativity and better learning, and problem solving and attitude capabilities
  • NAB AFL Auskick helps children develop to their full potential.

Benefits to parents

  • Convenient, local opportunities for safe, quality family time that results in family bonding
  • The opportunity to engage with children and other families in physical activities and games
  • Greater social contact and interaction

Benefits to the community

  • A stronger social fabric and improved community health
  • Enhanced family and non-family support networks
  • Decreased antisocial behaviour
  • Community structures often serve as positive models for other community programs that rely on volunteer support
  • Growth in NAB AFL Auskick benefits our economy, as do the savings on health expenditure that flow from a fitter and healthier population

ENQUIRIES: auskick@bombersjfc.asn.au