‘Kick, Catch, Pass and Bounce’
AFL New Zealand’s ‘AVJennings Saints AFL KiwiKick’ programme focuses on developing fundamental movement and ball skills for boys and girls between 5 to 12 years of age.
The fundamental skills of ‘Kick, Catch, Pass and Bounce’ are utilised throughout the AFL KiwiKick Programme and are transferable to a wide range of sports.
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.
How it can look
- 1 to 10 Taster in school sessions for Year 1s to 8s, following AFL KiwiKick Lesson Plan Book
- Professional Development session for teachers, with each teacher receiving a AFL KiwiKick Lesson Plan Book
- AFL KiwiKick Afterschool Programmes
- Online resources
- AFL KiwiKick at Home; Short learning and games videos for students and parents to do at home
- Interactive Footy Skills Lab; an interactive experience powered by Google AI. Learn new skills, try the activities and generate your scorecard to share with friends and family.
- AFL Healthy Kicks; a fun and entertaining health and fitness program designed specifically to encourage children aged 6 to 12 years old to embrace healthy eating, mindfulness and exercise.
- Online Lesson plan booklet ; Online of our lesson plans
- Online Lesson Videos; Full Videos of each lesson
- School Resource Kits
- A new sport providing a level playing field for all students
- Structured sessions plan to assist designated outcomes
- Transferable skill development to other sports
- Promoting and increasing physical activity for students
- Accreditation and professional development for teachers
- Transition into club sports outside of school
- Self-sustainability within the school
- Physical Literacy approach: encourage all participants involved to be active for life
Teachers Professional Development Session
This is a fun 45 minute session that allows teachers to meet the staff delivery team, the distribution of lesson plan booklets and learn the skills that will be taught during the AFL KiwiKick programme.
- The PD Session will be completed prior to the start of or during session 1 of the in-school sessions
“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
AFL KiwiKick In School Programme
The fundamental skills of ‘Kick, Catch, Pass and Bounce’ are utilized throughout the AFL KiwiKick Programme and are transferable to a wide range of sports,
1 to 10 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.
Session can be between 30 to 60mins per class/group
- New game that everyone is learning (level playing field)
- AFL KiwiKick provides a great skill base for students and their transition from primary to intermediate and on to secondary school sport
AFL KiwiKick After School Centre (Open to the whole school)
To provide further organised pathway opportunities for participants, AFL New Zealand will deliver a 6 week user pay after school programme at your primary school for one hour directly after school on a selected weekday.
The students have the opportunity to enhance their fundamental skills, of Kick, Catch, Pass and Bounce whilst playing AFL KiwiKick games in an out of school competition.
- Hosting the programme straight after school at your school, allows students to participate in a familiar location and eliminates extra travel time and cost for parents.
- User receive their own AFL KiwiKick Footballs and Backpack
AFL New Zealand incorporates physical literacy within its programmes to encourage all participants 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”
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.
“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