So far about a dozen children, aged five to 12, are registered for the Bankstown Bullsharks Auskick season which is on offer from May 2 to August 8.
Bankstown Auskick Coordinator Bronte Mannering says the program introduces children to a team environment, allows them to make new friends, learn new skills and be active.
“AFL sets them up for a perfect transition into competitive community footy and during the program, they will develop their individual game,” she said.
“These basics are ideal to ensure they can progress their own AFL skills to higher levels.
“The AFL Auskick curriculum is designed to have parents help out and get involved with their child to enhance their experience and grow a love for the game.”
Auskick will be run with both boys and girls, with Bankstown Bullsharks offering youth girls teams for 12s, 14s and 16s and boys in the 9s, 10s, 11s, 12s and 13s age brackets.
If this is something you think would benefit or interest your child, head to play.afl and type in ‘Bankstown’ to register or feel free to contact Bronte on 0424 177 847 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.