AFL Kiwikick – ‘Kick, Catch, Pass and Bounce’


AFL New Zealand’s ‘AFL KiwiKick’ programme focuses on developing fundamental movement and ball skills for boys and girls between 5 to 12 years of age. 

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AFL KiwiKick is run nationwide by qualified AFL New Zealand employees.

The programme can include between 6 to 10 sessions and a match programme and takes place at your local Play AFL Club or school to ensure the burden of travel is reduced for parents and volunteers.

It can be held before, during or after school and runs on a set day each week with session frequency, duration and cost structure designed to suit the needs of each school or centre.

Register now for AFL KiwiKick at a Play AFL Club Register now for After School AFL KiwiKick or AFL 9s

Free taster sessions can be arranged for your school to provide both teachers and students with the opportunity to experience the fun and learning provided by AFL KiwiKick.

Individuals can also receive their own AFL KiwiKick pack including a football and cap. The programme places great emphasis on parent involvement and community links.

Organised lesson plans, volunteer retention initiatives, resource kits and coaching accreditation are all features of AFL KiwiKick.

The fundamental skills of ‘Kick, Catch, Pass and Bounce’ are utilized through out the AFL KiwiKick Programme and are transferable to a wide range of sports.

AFL New Zealand is working in conjunction with Sport and Recreation New Zealand and a growing number of Regional Sports Trusts to ensure the outcomes targeted by the programme fall into alignment with the needs of local communities.

Our biggest centre in New Zealand is St Josephs Otahuhu with over 100 registered participants and we are thankful to Cathy Franich and St Josephs teachers and parents for their fantastic support.

AFL KiwiKick provides a great skill base for students and their transition from primary to intermediate and on to secondary school sport. It’s for boys and girls, mums and dads. AFL KiwiKick is fun, it’s safe and it works!

Please read the Kiwikick terms of participation before enrolling your child into the Kiwikick program, they can be found here.

“The AFL Kiwikick coaches’ enthusiasm and passion for the game clearly inspired each and every one of our students to succeed in this well structured program me. I wish to commend you for the positive impact and excitement that you have delivered to our students, and indeed teachers, through this new sporting code.”

Jeanette McGrath, Health and PE Leader, Albany Primary School, Albany, North Shore

“Parents who took part just loved it. Over the 8 sessions they learnt new skills and a love for a new game/sport. The boys … Tom and co… did a fantastic job in motivating us all. Nothing was a problem … we will be having Kiwikick again this year.”

Cathy Franich, Deputy Principal, St Joseph’s School, Otahuhu, Auckland

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