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Interested in playing a significant role in evolving the official Auskick program?

  • Eastern Melbourne -Inner Region
  • 2 hours per week, fixed term employment (Feb – August), casual hours


As an organisation, the AFL works tirelessly in all states and at all levels to enhance and grow the game – from grassroots to elite. Together, we put on the game, deliver  important events, communicate with our fans, run community programs, develop coaches and umpires, and collaborate with partners, delight members, support clubs and so much more. While our roles may vary we are all united by a common goal, to leave the game in an even more extraordinary place.

Please note employment in this position is subject to a satisfactory criminal history record check. The successful candidate is required to possess a valid ‘working with children’s check. The AFL has extensive procedures and checks in place to protect children and young people in our organisation.



Two years ago the AFL conducted a comprehensive review of the NAB AFL Auskick program. This review identified a need for a refreshed approach to coaching Auskick and the introduction of a new program curriculum.

During the 2017 season, the AFL ran an extensive 4-month pilot program with a range of Auskick centres to test a host of new initiatives relating to coaching, curriculum & parental involvement. The results of this pilot shaped the updated official NAB AFL Auskick program, which was rolled out across the country in 2018.

This new Auskick program was designed to increase the enjoyment and skill levels of Auskick participants, as well as provide volunteers and parents with the tools and support (new  equipment, better learning resources) they need to implement the program confidently and successfully.

NAB AFL Auskick  Champions are critical to the rollout of the updated Auskick program in the Melbourne metropolitan area in 2018. NAB AFL Auskick Champions are the AFL’s Auskick experts on the ground, ensuring Auskick centres successfully adopt the new Auskick program.

NAB AFL Auskick Champions will support a localised  cluster  of  Auskick  centres  and  centre coordinators. They will focus on critical areas including coaching/curriculum,  equipment, administration and parent helper recruitment, with the aim of providing participants a high-quality, engaging experience resulting  in greater retention in the program.

NAB AFL Auskick Champions will provide the AFL with feedback  &  share  their  observations  to  drive the establishment of best practice program delivery across the Auskick centre network



Support a localised cluster of Auskick centres specifically to implement the Auskick 2.0 program

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with all Auskick cluster centre coordinators
  • Educate and implement the updated official Auskick program into Auskick centres, identify challenges and adjust as required
  • Ensure best practise Auskick program delivery in all centres including creating a customised layout for each centre
  • Deliver Level 0 coaching course at centres
  • Assist with recruitment, training and ongoing engagement of parent support coaches
  • Multiple centre visits weekly
  • Check in with every centre coordinator weekly, via phone or email
  • Promote and encourage coaches to attend Auskick information sessions and coaching seminars
  • Review and provide regular feedback on program effectiveness to the Auskick Centre
  • Weekly reports back to area Football Development Manager and AFL House on progress throughout the season
  • Attend required Auskick Champion training sessions ensuring a full understanding of the updated Auskick program and practises
  • Assisting the facilitation and link between centres, schools and junior clubs



  • Current Working with Children Check (Employee Check), or the willingness to obtain
  • Valid Driver’s License and vehicle
  • Level 1 AFL Coaching accreditation, or willingness to obtain
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Highly developed interpersonal, teamwork and relationship building skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and interest in Australian Football/Auskick
  • Willing to work outside business hours – weeknights and weekends
  • Experience working with Primary school age children
  • Experience and/or qualifications in coaching school aged children
  • Experience with volunteer environments
  • Qualifications in sports coaching/management, recreation, education or equivalent depth of experience






Please submit your resume and a cover letter to ellen.dow@afl.com.au

Closing Date: 5pm, 15th February 2019

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