If you’re reading this it is because your NAB AFL Auskick centre is AWESOME!
By choosing to become an All Abilities Auskick Centre you are;
✚ Showing a commitment to Inclusion
✚ Providing an opportunity to children and their families they haven’t had before
✚ Valuing the contribution all children can make to NAB AFL Auskick
✚ Leading your community in inclusive practice
What do we need to do?
It might feel daunting but it really isn’t that hard. Work through the checklist below and read the more detailed information on each area.
All Abilities Auskick Centre Checklist
Is our centre physically accessible?
Some points to consider…
✚ Is there wheelchair/ramp access to your change rooms, club rooms & oval?
✚ Do you have an accessible toilet? (that isn’t being used as extra storage!)
✚ Have you got dedicated Accessible parking bays?
✚ Are your doors wide enough? Are they easy to open?
✚ Do you have alternate areas within your club to holds sessions if required (e.g. for kids who use wheelchairs/walkers)
If you answered no to some of these, that’s ok! You can try to fix it/think of alternative solutions
Remember the club/footy ground where the program is held needs to be easy to approach, enter, and use safely and with dignity for someone with a disability.
Do we have adapted equipment?
Some points to consider:
✚ Are there other types of balls that might be needed such as round balls, smaller balls, balloons, bean bags, balls with bells inside or an audible beeper ball and lighter coloured balls for kids with vision difficulties?
✚ Do you have a whiteboard/flip chart so you can write down instructions for kids with hearing difficulties?
✚ Do you have visual instructions at each station describing what to do in pictures/words?
What is disability specific or side by side?
Read our guide on types of All Abilities Centres. Disability Specific is;
Side by Side is (most of you!!)
What about our coaches?
The key point to remember is that – A good coach is an inclusive coach!
An Inclusive coach:
And remember THIS IS NAB AFL AUSKICK not the AFL…
Kids simply want;
Some things to consider
How do we learn more about the kids?
To support the inclusion of children of All Abilities it’s important to find out how you can help them enjoy NAB AFL Auskick