Frequently Asked Questions
- Bayswater Auskick IntroductionBayswater Junior Football Club Auskick is in its second official season. At the end of the 2017 season, Bayswater and Bayswater North Auskick clinics merged to form a new clinic held at the Bayswater Junior Football Oval and moved to Friday nights under lights.The 2018 season saw 100 Auskickers participate under lights on Friday night. It was a great success and a huge pat on the back goes out to all the volunteers, parents and Auskickers.
We hold the clinic in the middle of the oval shared with the under 12 girls’ team, under 8’s and 9’s start at 6pm.It’s a great family environment, offering food and drinks during the evening.
- EnrolmentClick below to register and contact Mark Hindson or Mick Walker for all of your Auskick queries
- When does it start?Auskick starts at 5pm. We encourage everyone to come down 15 minutes earlier to allow time to sign in and have kick to kick with your child. Check the calendar section for the starting dates.
- Where is it held?Auskick is run on the Bayswater Junior Football Ground oval off Mountain Hwy, Bayswater entry via Jim Abernethy Memorial Drive (opposite the train park)
- What to wear?There is no set uniform for Auskick sessions, just ensure your child is comfortable to be able to participate in all activities. We recommend sports clothing and either runners or footy boots. Many participants choose to wear their AFL team’s colours and jumpers.
- What to do when you first arrive?There will be a sign in table near the front of the club rooms. Please sign your child(ren) in then peel off the name tag for your child and place on their jumper. The name tags are for the parent activity helpers, coaches and other participants to learn the children’s names during the season.
Once signed in, grab a football and have kick to kick with your Auskicker.
At 5PM the siren/hooter will be heard, we ask all the Auskickers to line up in front of the marked area in front of the club rooms. Each Level of Auskick will have their own area to sit which will be displayed.
Special mentions and awards from the previous clinic will be handed out, then each level will be taken out to their appropriate zones on the oval for the clinic.
We also ask to sign out at the end of each session.
- What to expect in a typical session?The NAB AFL Auskick program has been designed to let kids learn through play. During weekly sessions kids build fundamental motor skills and learn what it means to play as part of a team. Though session plans vary week-to-week, most will incorporate elements of structured skill development along with free play opportunities. We aim for small groups allowing as much ball time as possible during each session. Above all, we aim for each child to have fun!
Auskick has three levels which are designed to be delivered over three or more years of participation.
Level 1 is designed for Auskickers turning five and six in this season – meaning Auskickers may do Level 1 for two seasons. We will generally finish Auskick at 6PM for this group.
Level 2 is designed for Auskickers turning seven in that season and may or may not have participated in a previous year of Auskick.
Level 3 is designed for Auskickers turning eight and above in that season.
The games and activities are designed to suit the skill level of multiple age groups.
Each Level will have 4 x ~10 minute activities, with a grid game at the start or end of each session. Grid games are mini, non-contact games of football.
- Can parents get involved?Definitely! Parents are the driving force behind our Bayswater JFC NAB AFL Auskick clinic. Their role as coordinators, coaches and volunteers is fundamental to the success of the program. Everyone at the clinic are mothers, fathers, big brothers, sisters, uncles, aunties and grandparents. We aim to create family environment where everyone can get involved.
As a parent, we encourage you to get involved in your child’s Auskick program. You do not need any previous experience to assist the centre coordinator or the coaching coordinators. We aim to involve parents as much as possible in our weekly sessions from practicing the skills with your kids, to participating in the fun games we play throughout the season.
We are always looking for
• New coaches
• Activity Helpers
• BBQ and canteen assistance
• Assistance in packing up
• Administration assistance
Contact your coordinator for more information on how you can help.
- Bad Weather at AuskickUnfortunately, we can’t control the weather. Auskick will still be run in slight rain. Auskick sessions will be cancelled in the event of severe weather, such as a thunder storm or hail. Families will be notified that the session will be cancelled at 3PM on Friday nights via email and our Facebook page.
- NAB AFL Auskick Rules GameRound 20 – August 2nd 2019 – North Melbourne V Hawthorn @ Marvel Stadium @ 7:50PM
Bayswater Auskick Centre has a ½ time match at Marvel stadium in 2019.
Auskickers in grades 2-4 registered at Bayswater Auskick are eligible. An email will be sent out to all eligible Auskickers to register their interest. Names will then be drawn on the 5/07/2019 clinic.
- Lightning 7’sAuskick Lightning 7’s is a round robin event, where the EFL Auskick centres play 3-4 modified rules games against each other in their affiliated junior clubs jumpers. Bayswater Auskick has had great success in the last years the event has run and all Auskickers have had an awesome night.
The teams are 9 to a side and played very similar as to the game at the end of Auskick session.
The age eligibility is primarily for those born from January 2012 – April 30th 2013 (or older as long as they are not playing in Junior Football)
Information about the Lightning 7’s will be communicated via email and our Facebook page during the season. We encourage all eligible Auskickers to get involved!
- Facebook page
- Special Auskick NightsWe have a great season lined up with regular Auskick sessions with special nights such as –
Family Fun Day – A great chance to get to know other parents, jumping castles and activities for the kids. – Not a normal clinic.
Bring a friend night – Auskickers are encouraged to bring a mate/friend to the clinic and provide an opportunity for them to give Aussie rules a go
Mothers Day Clinic – An yearly Mums Vs Auskickers match is one of the highlights of the season, other activities include the Mums Longest Kick competition.
Dads V Auskickers night – Dad’s its time to dust off those boots and get practicing for the Dad’s V Auskickers competition.
Annual Bayswater CFA vs Auskickers – This year marks the 11th year this event has been run. Its been a great success in previous years, where the CFA get involved in the clinic and participate in Auskickers V CFA match at the end of the clinic.
Super Hero’s Clinic – Our Coaches and the Auskickers to get dressed up in the favourite super hero costume for a night of action.
Presentation Day – All Auskickers receive a trophy and award for all their efforts during the season.