Clunes Magpies Auskick Program
The Clunes Football Netball Club holds Auskick clinics for a range of age groups (5 – 12 year old).
Numbers Permitting our groups include an “Academy” Group which is for basic beginners generally in Kinder or Prep, a “Reserves” Group which is for those building confidence and beginning game play (Generally Grade one and two) and a “Seniors” Group which is for those who have the mastered the basic skills and are beginning to focus on stringing them together in game like situations (Generally confident grade two and up).
Our program is aimed at having fun while learning the basics of the game in a safe environment. We hope that everyone who leaves the program has a love for the game, can kick and handpass to their mates, and have a basic appreciation of game play. We mostly run drills and fun skills based actives, but as the season progresses we also play some modified rules games.
We believe strongly in participation for all regardless of skills, gender or backgrounds (and that goes for the parents as well!!). Our volunteer coaches are generally mums and dads who have all gone through the basic coaching program, and we support them to ensure that they can support everyone who comes along to have a go.
Pathway to Junior Football
While its not everyone’s dream to play junior footy (and there is nothing wrong with just having a kick in the park) for those who are interested making it all the way to the AFL, the Clunes Auskick Centre is a part of the Clunes Football Netball Club program which provides a great pathway to Junior and Senior Footy.
Being a part of the Clunes Magpies provides a great opportunity for older Auskickers to see what junior footy is all about, and easily transition if that’s your thing.
So come along to Auskick for a few years to learn the basics then head on to Junior Football with the Cougars. Junior Football starts with under twekves which is generally after you have spent at two or three years in the Auskick program.
Of coarse if you don’t want to advance to Junior Footy but still enjoy learning the skills at Auskick you are more than welcome to keep coming to Auskick for as long as you like.
How you can help
As with all Auskick centres Clunes Magpies Auskick is run by parent volunteers and generally the participation of parents is fantastic. Every year however, as their children move on, so do the parents that make Clunes Magpies Auskick such a great experience for the kids. So we always need more help to keep the centre going.
Whether you are a first time participant or returning from last year we always need more help with coordinating events, setting up, coaching, assistants, running the canteen or packing up. As well as registering your children for the clinic be sure to also let us know (by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org) how you can think you can help so we can get you involved. Leaving it to the first day is hard to coordinate, so drop us a short email ahead of time and we will be in touch.
Registration for 2018 opened in January 2018.
All participants must register and pay online at http://aflauskick.com.au/
The registration cost of $75 gives access the 11 clinics plus a pack full of goodies (including a football). The packs are new and improved for 2018 and are themed around each individual auskickers team that they support. Registered Auskickers and their families also get four free tickets (two adult and two children) to a selected AFL match.
Note: All bags and goodies are posted directly to the Registered Address
2018 Clinic Details
Start date: Sunday 22nd April End date: Sunday 1st July (Presentation Day)
Clinic times: 10.00am to 11.30am
1 Sunday 22nd April
2 Sunday 29th April
3 Sunday 6th May
4 Sunday 13th May
5 Sunday 20th May
6 Sunday 27th May
7 Sunday 3rd June
8 Sunday 10th June
9 Sunday 17th June
10 Sunday 24th June
11 Sunday 1st July (final Clinic + Presentation Day)