Auskick centres open up across the region

April 25, 2024 BY

Auskick centres are opening up as junior footballers hope to refine their footy skills. Photo: MARCEL BERENS/SPORTS MEDIA IMAGES

AUSKICK centres around the region have begun or will this weekend begin conducting sessions, as one of junior sports’ biggest initiatives recommences for 2024.

The AFL broke its participation record for Auskick in 2023 with more than 126,245 Auskickers taking part in local centres

The AFL hopes to break that record again and recruit more than 140,000 kids to the program across Australia this year.

Most local clubs across the Greater Geelong, Surf Coast, and Bellarine offer Auskick programs with a range of times and days on offer each week.

Geelong and Golden Plains
Anakie – Thursdays from 5pm-6pm at Anakie Reserve (until July 28)
Armstrong Creek – Fridays from 4.15pm-5.15pm at Armstrong Creek Sports Precinct (until June 21)
Bannockburn – Fridays from 5pm-6pm at Victoria Park (until July 28)
Belmont – Thursdays from 4.30pm-5.30pm at Winter Reserve (until September 1)
Bell Post Hill – Fridays from 5.15pm-6.15pm at Myers Reserve (until July 26)
Bell Park – Sundays from 9.30am-10.30am at Hamlyn Park (until August 11)
Geelong Amateur – Fridays from 4.30pm-5.15pm at Queens Park Reserve (until June 21)
Geelong West – Fridays from 5pm-6pm at West Oval (until August 2)
Grovedale – Fridays from 5.30pm-6.30pm at Burdoo Reserve (until June 21)
East Geelong – Fridays from 4.30pm-5.30pm at Richmond Oval (until August 16)
Inverleigh – Wednesdays from 5pm-6pm at Inverleigh Reserve (until June 26)
Lara – Fridays 6pm-7pm at Lara Recreation Reserve (until July 26)
Lethbridge – Wednesdays 4.30pm-5.30pm at Lethbridge Recreation Reserve (until July 28)
Newtown & Chilwell – Fridays from 5.30pm-6.30pm at Elderslie Reserve (until June 2)
North Geelong – Thursdays from 5.15pm-6.15pm at Osborne Park (until July 18)
St Albans – Fridays from 4.30pm-5.30pm at St Albans Reserve (until July 28)
St Joseph’s – Fridays from 5pm-6pm at Herne Hill Reserve (until June 28)
St Mary’s – Fridays from 5pm-6pm at Kardinia Park (until July 28)
South Barwon – Sundays from 9am-10pm at McDonald Reserve
Thomson – Fridays 5pm-6pm at Thomson Recreational Reserve (until July 26)


Barwon Heads – Fridays from 5pm-6pm at Howard Harmer Oval (until June 21)
Drysdale – Fridays from 5.30pm-6.30pm at Mortimer Oval (until June 21)
Leopold – Fridays from 4.45pm-5.45pm at Memorial Park (until July 19)
Newcomb – Sundays from 10.30am-11.30am at Grinter Reserve (until June 23)
Ocean Grove – Fridays from 5.30pm-6.30pm at Collendina Oval (until June 7)
Portarlington – Fridays from 4.30pm-5.30pm at Portarlington Recreational Reserve (until August 2)
Queenscliff – Fridays from 4pm-5pm at Queenscliff Recreation Reserve (until July 28)

Surf Coast

Anglesea – Sundays from 9.30am-10.30am at Ellimatta Reserve (until August 18)
Torquay – Sundays from 8.30am-9.30am at Spring Creek Reserve (until June 23)
Modewarre – Fridays from 5pm-6pm at Mount Moriac Reserve (until June 28)
Surf Coast – Wednesdays 4.30pm-5.30pm and Fridays from 5pm-6pm at Polwarth Oval (until July 28)
Winchelsea – Thursdays from 4.30pm-5.30pm at Eastern Reserve (until June 20)

Auskick now enters its 29th year in 2024 with Barwon Auskick centres making up part of the 4,000 centres nationwide.

To find your nearest centre and to enquire about last-minute registrations, head to play.afl/club-finder-map

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