What is AFL Victoria's School Holiday Program?
The AFL Victoria School Holiday Program introduces both boys and girls who are turning 5 and turning no older than 12 in the year they register to the basic skills of Australian Football.
It builds on the skills of children who have already been introduced to the game and also teaches children with limited to no experience of Australian Football to the skills of the game. NO experience is necessary; this is the perfect place to give it a try.
The program is a fun and inclusive program for boys and girls and includes skill development, fun activities, minor games and modified games. The holiday program provides a fun, exciting and safe environment for children to develop their skills whilst interacting with others.
The program is delivered by Level 1 accredited coaches, with a coaching ratio of no more than 20 participants per coach.
Modified Program Options
Access All Abilities Holiday Program *See Venue Map for available locations and for Session Information. Subject to numbers
Girls Only Groups *Available at all Metropolitan Melbourne Programs. Subject to numbers
Holiday Programs run from 9:00am - 3:00pm. The Basic Holiday Program is run as a single day program.
Modified Programs may vary, please see specific location for session details.
There are 2 Holiday Program options available at a variety of locations, please see options below for further details. Please note that NOT all options are available at all locations, please see specific location for further details.
What to bring
All equipment and resources will be provided but participants are advised to bring warm clothing in case of cold weather.
We advise participants to wear comfortable clothing as they will be involved in physical activity during the program as they learn and further develop their skills in Australian Football.
Most people will wear a pair of football boots, as well as football socks, shorts and a jumper however if you are just starting out wear something comfortable. Why not wear your favourite AFL team Jumper?
*Please note that some Holiday Programs will be held at indoor venues to allow for extreme weather conditions, you will be notified of this on the website and prior to the program. Children attending indoors sessions MUST bring runners/sneakers to participate as no foobtall boots will be able to be worn indoors.
Children should bring a drink bottle, snacks and lunch as food and drink will not be provided. Children are encouraged not to share food and drink on the day for health and safety reasons.
Things can happen and we understand there may be the need to cancel a program. You will need to contact AFL Victoria via the 'Contact Us' page with 24 hours notice before your cancellation can be processed. Please understand there may be a cancellatin fee of $20.00 if a cancellation is required less than 24 hours before the program. *Credits are alwys welcome, and fees can be transferred to any Holiday Program location free of charge.
The program will continue in wet weather conditions as much as possible, and activties are planned for wet weather conditions undercover. At the end of the day it will be parents decision as to whether children participate in these conditions. In extreme conditions including thunderstorms/lightning the program will be cancelled if deemed undafe and parents will be notified ASAP. Full refunds will be provided for all cancelled programs.
Children may have the opportunity to meet some familiar faces from the AFL with a variety of player appearances across the School Holiday Programs. Several interview stations will be run for children across the school holiday programs. More details to come.
Please note: Player appearances are for children only and subject to availability.
AFL Victoria wants each Holiday Program to be a fantastic experience for all participants. Children are asked to be on their best behaviour at all times to ensure all participants have a positive experience. If participants are found to be misbehaving, destroying equipment or being disrespectful to other participants they will be asked to sit out of the program and parents will be contacted if required.
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