Since the launch of AFL Masters QuickKick Initiative at the iconic MCG in March 2022, more than 2,000 women have registered across Australia. Vic Metro can connect clubs to the QuickKick resources and trained coaches for a safe, friendly and casual approach for women over 35 who would like to learn aa new sport. Designed to teach the basic skills of football (marking, kicking, hand-passing), the program is also valuable for learning the rules of the game, and to introduce new players to non contact and contact versions of the game. With seed funding provided by a Sport Participation Grant from Sport Australia, the program was free in 2022. In 2024, fees are yet to be advised.
KEY POINTS OF AFL MASTERS QUICKKICK:
What: AFL Masters QuickKick is an introductory program which is designed to teach the basics in footy – from handballing and kicking, too marking and bouncing.
When: 6 x fortnightly sessions held by clubs across Australia to introduce football skills to the Over 35’s Women
Where: AFL Masters QuickKick will be progressively rolled out throughout Australia. In AFL Vic Metro, many of our clubs now have trained coaches and can support you to find a suitable opportunity.
Who: Women aged 35 and over by 31 December 2023 (that is, born before 31 December 1988).