Get kicking, marking and hand-balling with our fun-filled footy program!

The AFL Elite Experience will be held at Footscray Park Campus:

  • Dates: Wednesday 7 July
  • Hours: 9am–3.30pm (aftercare available until 5.30pm).

Please note: we now require asthma, allergy, medication and/or behavioural forms to be provided as relevant. These are available under About our programs.

About the AFL program

Join Western Bulldogs AFLW players Elisabeth Georgostathis and Isabella Grant for a full day of AFL action.

Come along and find out what it takes to make it at an elite level! The day includes:

  • fitness testing – find out how you rank against the elite athletes
  • skills work with AFLW players
  • age-relevant movement and drills
  • a recovery session in the pool.

Activities

The AFL program is suitable for children aged 9–12 years old.

Kids will walk off the footy field with improved crucial game skills and greater game awareness and strategy, including:

  • kicking
  • marking
  • hand-balling
  • attacking and defending skills
  • one-on-one play skills
  • goal-kicking.

Pool activities

The pool activities will take place in the Footscray Park Aquatic & Fitness Centre pool.

All children are required to complete a water survival challenge to assess their competency in the pool. Life jackets are available for kids who want to participate but don't feel confident in the water.

Trained lifeguards will be on duty at all times.

What to bring

Your child will need:

  • their favourite footy team colours
  • footy boots (optional) or runners
  • shorts/pants
  • t-shirt
  • jumper
  • hat
  • sunscreen
  • water bottle
  • bathers
  • towel
  • snacks
  • healthy lunch.

Cost

The AFL Elite Experience costs $75.

Player profiles

Elisabeth Georgostathis

Elisabeth is a hard-working forward taken with pick No. 9 in the 2019 AFLW Draft, who managed every match in her debut season. She captained the Western Jets in the NAB League and won their best and fairest, averaging almost 20 disposals and more than four tackles per game to also be named in the Team of the Year. Outside of footy, she is studying teaching at university and hopes to be a primary school teacher.

Isabella Grant

Isabella made history by becoming the Bulldogs’ first father-daughter selection, following in the footsteps of father and club legend, Chris. She was selected in the 2019 NAB League Team of the Year after a solid season with the Western Jets. Outside of footy, she has aspirations to work in neuroscience or psychology.

Location

Our AFL holiday program is located in the Footscray Park Aquatic & Fitness Centre, Building L, Level 0.

Please meet at at Building L, Level 1, basketball courts.

All activities happen within our high-quality facilities which form part of the University’s elite sport and exercise precinct. Our facilities include:

  • ovals located at the entrance to the Sport, Exercise and Active Living precinct
  • two indoor basketball courts
  • two multi-purpose courts
  • indoor 25m x 25m heated swimming pool.

Register

Using a computer (rather than your smartphone):

  1. register an account
  2. select the classes tab
  3. browse classes > show all
  4. filter ‘holiday programs’
  5. select options from week 1, week 2 and optional aftercare

In booking you agree to our School holiday sports programs terms & conditions.

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