The Auskick sessions will be run after traditional work hours, which provides better opportunities for volunteers from your club.
University students looking for volunteer hours . Certificates/reference letters can be organised.
- Particularly related fields like education and kinesiology.
One method clubs have used to garner volunteers internally is subsidising player fees for their Auskick instructors.
This is the most sustainable way of running the program and helps embed the club further in the community.
Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) Progam
Funding opportunity from the National Government – more information here.
Applications are generally open around February-March each year.
Funding provides 8 weeks worth of wages for eligible University students.
The funding allows these students to work in specific geographic areas (constituencies) within your city.
These constituencies have specific priorities that they are aiming to improve (ie, not for profit organisations) that you would include in your application.
Your club needs a CRA business number to apply.
- This is a fairly simple process – reach out to email@example.com for assistance.
Canada Summer Job Success Stories:
Calgary Kangaroos AFC have utilised the the Canada Summer Jobs funding extensively over the last 4-5 years.
This has allowed Calgary to hire up to 8-10 youth to run in school footy session throughout Calgary each year.
- In 2019 they saw 20,000 kids!
These CSJ applications and subsequent youth hires have allowed Calgary Kangaroos to run 11 Auskick centres all over Calgary in 2020 and have 200+ kids register!
There are multiple resources to help train and develop your instructors or coaches.
Instructors can be registered to complete their AFL Level 1 coaching accreditation – email firstname.lastname@example.org to register
Lesson plans for Auskick can be found here.
Teaching/Coaching tips for new instructors can be found here.
However the most effective training method for instructors is to watch an experienced coach run a session and have them there for their first session in charge.