AFL Victoria facilitates designated Multicultural NAB AFL Auskick Centres to increase the involvement of kids and families from multicultural and refugee backgrounds.
This program promotes being physically active and specifically aims to increase their involvement with the game of Australian football via the national introductory AFL program.
AFL Victoria in partnership with the AFL Clubs has setup two types of Multicultural Auskick centres to maximise participation and engagement among multicultural communities, both at schools and in their local area:
Community based NAB Auskick Centres
- Located in residential areas with high multicultural populations, these are run by AFL Clubs with support from AFL Victoria.
School based NAB Auskick centres
- These centres operate in schools with at least 60 per cent of their students have a language background other than English. These centres are run by AFL Victoria Staff, namely AFL Game Development Officers.
The NAB AFL Auskick Centres are supported by local volunteers and community organisations using Australian football as a way to drive social inclusion.
As part of the NAB AFL Auskick Centre program, participants attend an AFL game – many for the first time – and also participate in the NAB AFL Auskick half-time games. These Auskick centres provide further opportunities for a development pathway into junior club football and mainstream NAB AFL Auskick Centres.
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