The NAB AFL Auskick program provides boys and girls with a fun and safe Australian Football experience that serves as an introduction to a lifetime of involvement in the game.
The program is not just about introducing children to Australian Football – it activates and develops within each child the desire for a healthy lifestyle and an association with our great game.
Auskick program provides boys and girls (aged 5 to 8) with a fun and safe Australian Football experience that serves as an introduction to the game.
Auskick sessions are run every Sunday at the Blackman Park in Lane Cove West. Sessions will start at 8am, although we encourage everyone to get down to the ground at 7:45am to warm up.
The Lane Cove Cats play in the Greater Sydney Juniors AFL competition.
We have teams playing in age groups up to U17. This includes youth girls teams in the U10, U12 and U15 divisions.
Competition training sessions are run on Wednesday and Thursdays after school at Blackman Park Ovals 3 & 4. All competitions are held on on the new synthetic oval (Blackman Park No 1 & 2). The majority of games are played on Sunday morning, with some games on Friday night under lights.
AFL 9s is the AFL’s social version of the game. It’s a fast, free-flowing game that involves 9 players on each team playing on a smaller field. Best of all, it’s ‘touch football’ with no tackling or bumping, making it suitable for people of any age or skill level. Importantly, AFL 9s is easy to play, not too physically demanding and provides an environment where fun, enjoyment and safety are a priority.
AFL 9s enables people of all ages and ability levels to participate in male, female or mixed competitions that fit around their busy lives and provide a social and fitness outlet.
This year we have another great line up. Headling the lunch is AFL Legend Mick Malthouse. He is the record holder for the most games coached (718 games in total across four clubs), including 8 grand final appearances for 3 premierships (with West Coast and Collingwood). However, many forget he was also a very good footballer. He started his career in 1972, but excelled at Richmond where he played in six finals and the runaway premiership win over Collingwood in 1980.
We also have the privledge of having Giants AFLW Captain Amanda Farrugia. Born and raised in the western suburbs of Sydney, she began playing football in 2011 when she joined Macquarie University in the Sydney Women’s AFL. After a strong period with them, she was drafted by the Giants in the 2016 AFL Women’s draft and subsequently named the club’s inaugural AFL Women’s captain in January 2017.
Our final guest needs little introduction. Swans star and local resident Jude Bolton, will share his insights into the modern game
They will be joined by local funny man, Simon Kennedy as our MC for the event.
We suggest you arrange a group of people to attend and purchase a table together. Tickets can be purchased individually, with option of being allocated onto a specific table. Otherwise, tables of 8, 9 or 10 can be purchased.
Matt Cunneen, Amanda Webb & Daniel Hynes