The AVJennings AFL KiwiKick programme has been a stunning success at Red Beach School on Auckland’s Hibiscus Coast.
Over 79 students have eagerly taken up the opportunity to learn the fundamental movement skills of Kick, Catch, Pass and Bounce.
As part of a multi-sport project in partnership with Harbour Sport Regional Sports Trust, AVJennings AFL KiwiKick delivered 2 introductory sessions to 543 students.
As part of the project, AFLNZ then offered the after school programme, in which 14.5% of the school’s role signed up to for 6 weeks.
Each week, the students were taught the fundamental skills of Kick, Catch, Pass and Bounce. In addition to the sessions, every participant involved with the centre receives a back pack and football to ensure that unstructured play is available to them beyond the weekly sessions.
“It is very encouraging to see the continued strong interest in the AFL KiwiKick programme and in particular for the recent session at Red Beach School where there were 79 participants.
AVJennings looks forward to the continued growth of AFL in New Zealand and at the grassroots level, the delivery of the essential skills through the AFL KiwiKick Programme.” – Stephen Webster, Project Director AVJennings
“The field was absolutely buzzing with the turnout of students and it was fantastic to see children getting involved and being active in a sport that was new for most of them. They proudly wore their bags to school and used their footballs during breaks to build on these skills. It really was a fantastic experience for the students and they were thrilled to be involved. We were very grateful for this opportunity and if it came up again we would jump at the chance to be included.” – Annemarie Everiss, Room 13 Teacher.
“The AFL KiwiKick programme at Red Beach School has been great. The coaches teach the students fundamental skills and make it fun along the way. Can highly recommend.” – Ross Wilson, Parent.