Hallam College Girls Kick Auskick Goals

On the back of the success of its boys AFL Academy Hallam Senior College, which was established in 2006, Hallam has established this year the first ever AFL Girls Academy in a Secondary School in the Outer Southern Region of Victoria.

The Year 11 girls undertake Certificate 2 in Sport & Recreation as part of their assessment towards the units of competency they are running the first ever Auskick clinics for primary school girls delivered by secondary year girls in Victoria.

The program is being run at Maramba Primary School to the Grade 4 girls each Thursday afternoon for all of Term 2, with the Hallam girls bussed out to the primary school and conduct a 45 minute clinic, where the junior girls are taught the skills of AFL and finish with a game each week which is all planned, delivered and assessed by the Year 11 girls.

Already in the first session Maramba P.E. teacher Scott Hunter commented on “how great it was to see all his girls competing in an environment that they did not feel intimidated by the boys and having so much fun”. Hallam Senior College girls AFL Coach Brett Alexander said “he was delighted by the enthusiasm his girls showed in conducting the clinic and how the girls saw themselves as positive role models for the younger primary school students”.

Maramba Primary School is an in-school Auskick program which is one of 54 Auskick centres that operate in the Outer Southern Peninsula Region for AFL Victoria. Last year the program saw 5250 children (aged 5-12) participate in Auskick for a minimum of 16 weeks a year.

If you are interested in registering for Auskick please visit the Auskick web site for further information www.aflauskick.com.au


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