Armstrong Creek Auskick

Published Thu 28 Jun 2018

Wondering why all the Warralily parks are empty on Saturday mornings? Everyone's at Auskick!

Armstrong Creek Auskick Local residents Brenton and Nick are kicking goals for their hometown community, their aim, “to build a strong, friendly community that offers many opportunities for kids and families in the area.”

The fantastic new Oval at Armstrong Creek School has seen an increase in participation from 36 last year to more than 60 this year and these Saturday morning sessions are not only appealing to budding AFL stars of the future but providing our community with an opportunity to connect with neighbours in a relaxed environment.

Warralily are proud to sponsor this year’s NAB AFL Auskick Centre for Armstrong Creek and Mount Duneed.

Benefits of Auskick for children
The Auskick sessions are delivered by dedicated volunteers, who meticulously plan each morning’s activities with a focus on guiding children through the basics of fitness conditioning, how to train and practice and the importance of health and nutrition. 
 
On top of creating a local opportunity for safe, quality family time and of course…. getting a kick of the footy, benefits of sports programs like Auskick for children include;
  • development of fundamental motor skills
  • increase in activity levels
  • improved coordination and balance
  • improved personal skills, including co-operation and leadership
  • greater levels of confidence and self-awareness

Auskick and Community Development
The value of Community-led initiatives like Auskick and sports teams extend far beyond the sport itself. They can bring people and communities together, enhance family and non-family support networks leading to reduced feelings of isolation and improved community health.
Local businesses are benefitting from the influx of families to Central Boulevard on Saturday mornings. Ben, the owner of Warralily Cockatoo a trendy Café and Pizza Bar just down the road from the School’s Oval, loves seeing parents and children after their sessions. He said “Auskick is really creating a community vibe in here, dads are bringing their children in afterwards for breakkie, it’s really great to see.”  They’ve since formed a positive partnership and the end of season trivia night for the Armstrong Creek Auskick Centre is set to be held at the Warralily Cockatoo.

Future for Armstrong Creek Footy Club?
Brenton and Nick have big plans for AFL in Armstrong Creek, next year they plan to move the Auskick Centre the Council’s Sports Oval and Sports pavilion being built across the road which will hopefully be the new homeground of the Armstrong Creek AFL Football Club.
On behalf of Warralily we thank all the volunteers who dedicated their Saturday mornings to bring this amazing opportunity for Armstrong Creek to life. We hope to support many more like this in the future.
 
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