Welcome! To the Manly Bombers Auskick Community
The Auskick Programme makes learning to play AFL fun and easy for girls and boys.
It's the grassroots programme for girls and boys aged 5 years (turning 5 within the season) to 8 years.
At Manly Bombers Auskick we have weekly coaching sessions, with an additional midweek training session. Auskickers will learn the skills of the game in a social and safe environment
Manly Bombers Auskick is designed for families in mind, keeping the sessions light hearted and inclusive. Parents can interact with their kids by helping with drills and games. You have the opportunity to meet other families within our community and learn about the game. All parents are encouraged to be involved with the running of our sessions.
You can expect your child on a Sunday Auskick Session to learn:
Skills ie kicking, marking, handballing and bouncing
There are no teams in Auskick, children are divided into their Age groups. U6, U7 and U8. As an Age Group they will follow the above session outline. ALL children are included and NO child is left on the sidelines. In a game the kids are put into 3 different positions Centre, Forwards and Backs and they play against other team mates.
All games are played at Frank Gray Reserve in Curl Curl however we liaise with Pittwater Tigers, Balgowlah Suns and Forest Lions and for 4 weeks over the 12 -15 week programme we will host these teams and play away at their ovals.
Training on a Wednesday night 4.30pm to 5.30pm is an additional session that is not compulsory. All families attending must supervise their child and be at the grounds at all times. Children benefit immensely from this additional session as it helps build confidence being a more intimate session.
Auskick played by the families, run by the families.
Auskick depends solely on parent participation. All coaches and coordinators with have a Auskick player or players on the field. The AFL supports the Auskick programme and volunteer’s inturn receive support and training. You will feel a sense of community and enjoy a friendly atmosphere.
Once you sign up your little Auskicker, you will receive a AFL back pack full of interesting things. You will receive weekly emails from the Coordinator. Each year the AFL will offer the chance to play at half time at a local Swans or Giants game. The limited spots are offered to U8 age group before opening up to the rest of the Auskick group. Offering the spots to the U8’s is a tradition we have adopted over the years, as it is their last year of Auskick before moving onto the junior club.
We look forward to welcoming your family to the Manly Bombers Community and we hope you and your footballer enjoy many years with us.
Deborah Ferguson - VP Manly Bombers Auskick