Who is going to run your In School Footy Sessions?
  • Members of the club who are available to go and run sessions throughout the day.
  • University students looking for volunteer hours . Certificates/reference letters can be organised.
    • Particularly related fields like education and kinesiology.
  • Some clubs have subsidised player fees for Auskick Volunteers.
  • Most sustainable way of running the program and helps embed the club further in the community.


  • 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 areas (constituencies).
  • These constituencies have specific priorities to that you would include in your application – CSJ Priorities by area.
  • Your club needs a CRA business number to apply.

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 in 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 over 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 to register.
  • Lesson plans for Auskick can be found here.
  • Teaching/Coaching tips for new instructors can be found here.
  • Clubs have ran a full day comprehensive training session, before going into schools which includes:
    • Role practicing the games, drills, etc.
    • Level 1 Coaching accreditation.
    • Observation of already trained coaches.
  • Shadowing of experienced coaches generally follows this session.
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