Counties youth gaining more sporting opportunities thanks to the support of Community Matter

AFL New Zealand would like to thank Community Matter for their support that helped AFL New Zealand provide opportunities for more children to play sport, through our programmes

The fundamental skills of ‘Kick, Catch, Pass and Bounce’ are utilised throughout all our programmes and are transferable to a wide range of sports. AFLNZ incorporates physical literacy within programmes to encourage all to be Active For Life. This approach, endorsed by Sport New Zealand, is “the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding required by participants that allows them to value and take responsibility for engaging in physical activity and sport for life”. 

The funding provided by the Foundation directly assists the following AFL New Zealand Programmes.

AFL KiwiKick

AFL New Zealand continues to deliver the AFL KiwiKick programme to Primary / Intermediate School children around the country.

The programme teaches children not only the fundamental movement skills of Kick, Catch, Pass and Bounce but also stability and locomotive movement skills, with an aim to encourage all participants involved to be Active For Life by following Sport New Zealand’s “Physical Literacy” approach.

Physical literacy is “the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding required by participants that allows them to value and take responsibility for engaging in physical activity and sport for life”.  In conjunction with Sport New Zealand, AFL New Zealand will look to support and promote this concept of physical literacy by actively seeking out ways to align and deliver this philosophy.

These skills are valuable for a wide variety of sports, and the AFL KiwiKick programme ensures that everyone who participates is confident and competent with those skills. Qualified AFL KiwiKick coaches deliver focused and fun sessions during school hours and afterschool, with every child receiving between 1 – 8 sessions of coaching.

Thanks to Community Matters COGS Waitakere City for allowing us to continue to provide these opportunities for our tamariki and rangatahi