The AFL Victoria AAA NAB AFL Auskick program is designed to ensure that Auskick centres are as inclusive as possible and that children of All Abilities have access to our great game.
Currently there are two kinds of AAA NAB AFL Auskick centres, Disability Specific and Side by Side. Disability Specific centres are designed to cater for children with a specific disability. They have been created through a community need and are designed with the needs of the particular disability in mind.
A great example of a Disability Specific centre is the Irabina Auskick centre in Bayswater. Irabina caters for children on the Autism spectrum and has seen children who previously found it difficult to engage in their local centre thrive with the help of specially trained coaches.
Side by Side Auskick centres are the most common type of AAA centre being set up across Victoria. AAA centres are designed to integrate into an existing Auskick centre by simply adding another group to the existing structure. This group is supported by specially trained coaches that can help to support any child that may need a little bit of extra time and space to develop their skills.
The key to the Side by Side centres is that the children are free to move from the AAA group into their age group whenever they feel comfortable, should they feel the need to move back into the AAA group they are able to do that as well.
What training do the Auskick coaches have?
AFL Victoria have recognised the unique nature of AAA NAB AFL Auskick and as such have provided Disability Awareness training to all staff involved in supporting a AAA NAB AFL Auskick centre.
These staff are there to not only support the children but also to upskill the parents in the hope that one day they can step away and the centre can run the same as all community Auskick centres.
Is AAA Auskick more expensive?
No, AAA NAB AFL Auskick costs the same as other Auskick programs.
Where is my local AAA Auskick centre?
We are right at the beginning of the AAA NAB AFL Auskick Journey and centres are starting to pop up all over the state. The centres we have up and running are listed below, if there’s not one near you there will be soon!
To find out more or register for one of these centers, simply CLICK HERE and use the search tool.
- Ballarat Bulldogs AAA Auskick Centre
- Caulfield Bears AAA Auskick Centre
- Chadstone AAA Auskick Centre
- Chelsea AAA Auskick Centre
- Clifton Hill AAA Auskick Centre
- Colac AAA Auskick Centre
- Echuca Rockets AAA Auskick Centre
- Fitzroy/Carlton AAA Auskick Centre
- Irabina Auskick Centre (Autism Specific)
- Keilor AAA Auskick Centre
- Lynbrook AAA Auskick Centre
- Lyndhurst AAA Auskick Centre
- Narre North AAA Auskick Centre
- Nelson Park AAA Auskick Centre
- Parkdale AAA Auskick Centre
- Ringwood AAA Auskick Centre
- Roxburgh Rise AAA Auskick Centre
- Rupertswood AAA Auskick Centre
- Somerville AAA Auskick Centre
- South Melbourne District (Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specific)
- SCOPE Balloon Football Auskick Centre (Severe and Multi-disability Specific)
- West Coburg AAA Auskick centre
- Wyndham Suns AAA Auskick Centre
For more information on AFL Victoria AAA NAB AFL Auskick or to find out how you can get involved contact Tim Nield, FIDA General Manager at email@example.com