Orewa College students to pass on AFL knowledge to local Primary Schools

50 year 13 students from Orewa College are currently taking part in the ‘Coach the Coaches‘ programme as part of their NCEA achievement standards.

The ‘Coach the Coaches’ programme takes a look at the fundamentals of AFL and the ‘AVJennings Saints AFL Kiwikick programme‘. After 6 – 8 practical structured sessions your students will assist delivery of the AFL Kiwikick programme in local Primary or Intermediate schools in your area.

Coach the Coaches can and has been used for students being assessed for NCEA achievement standards or NZQA Unit Standards.

To gain the achievement standards, the students travelled to local primary schools (Red Beach Primary, Orewa Primary, Dairy Flat Primary) and were assessed on how they delivered the AFL KiwiKick Programme to Primary school students. This culminated in cluster tournament at Orewa College including the three Primary Schools. The tournament was managed and operated by Orewa College senior students and created positive engagement and links between the College and its feeder Schools.

“It’s exciting for the kids to learn new skills. The Orewa College students have been the number one draw card as their management skills have been so relatable with the kids” Julie Gibson, Red Beach School.

“It has been an awesome experience and the kids have been really fun. AFL New Zealand and the teachers have made it easy to deliver the programme and it’s been an enjoyable process” Daniel Blake, Year 13 student at Orewa College.