AUSKICK FAQ’s

Question: What long is the Auskick footy season?
Answer: The Auskick season runs from 28th April to 19th August

Question: What is the age group for Auskick?
Answer: Auskick is for boys and girls from pre-primary to Year 2. Players must be 5 years’ old by 30 June to play Auskick. This is due to insurance reasons.

Question: How do I register?
Answer: All registrations are made online. Please follow the links on our homepage to the NAB AFL registration site.

Question: What should my child wear to Auskick sessions?
Answer: Comfortable sports wear (shorts, tracksuits, sneakers) is fine for Auskick.
Many kids like to wear their favourite footy club vest.

Question: Does my child need to wear footy boots for Auskick?
Answer: Football boots are useful if it’s wet but they are not essential. Regular sneakers are fine for the lower age groups, particularly pre-primary and Year 1.

Question: Does my child need to wear a mouthguard?
Answer: Auskick is a non-contact sport so mouthguards are not compulsory, however accidents can happen, so many parents choose to equip their child with a mouthguard. These are available at your local pharmacy and also from our club sponsor, Bayview Orthodontics, who offer a low-cost moulded mouthguard to SJFC players.

Question: Are parents encouraged to participate?
Answer: Yes, but only if you want to have fun! Auskick sessions are run by our accredited coaches however we also encourage parents to get involved in assisting. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never played footy before, if you can throw and catch a ball, you are qualified to help!

Question: Are the coaches qualified?
Answer: Yes, all coaches at Subiaco JFC are AFL Level 1 accredited coaches. Coaches are also supported by our Coaching Coordinator, Mat Babich, and staff from the Claremont District.

Question: Will my child receive an Auskick pack?
Answer: Yes, all players who have registered will receive an Auskick pack which is mailed directly to your home. Packs are for new and returning players.

Question: Who runs Auskick at Subiaco JFC?
Answer: Auskick and Junior Footy is run entirely by volunteers, the parents of participants at Subiaco JFC.  We run the club with support from the Claremont WAFC District and the AFL.

Question: What happens if it rains?
Answer: Auskick and Junior Footy sessions are still run in rainy weather. Auskick sessions are only cancelled in the event of severe weather, such as a thunderstorm. Families are notified via email and SMS.

Question: Can I become a coach?
Answer: Yes indeed! Each Auskick year group requires 2-3 coaches. Subiaco JFC will cover the costs of the coaching course accreditation to help equip you with the skills for coaching. If you’re interested, please email auskick@subiacojfc.com.au