RUNNING A CENTRE
Coordinators, coaches and activity helpers from Bulleen Auskick centre give an insight into what it’s like to run a NAB AFL Auskick centre.
WHAT'S AN AUSKICK COORDINATOR?
The Centre Coordinator is the key figure behind everything that happens at a NAB AFL Auskick Centre – they make the whole experience tick. It’s a volunteer role, typically for parent of an Auskicker participating in the program, but anyone with a passionate approach to footy or a love for making a difference in the community can do it!
RESPONSIBILITIES & COMMITMENTS
1 - MEETING
Attend all state or regional meetings as required. These meetings are an essential component of the coordinator’s year. They inform the coordinator of the resources available and responsibilities toward the program.
2 - ADVERTISING & RECRUITING
Help promote your local NAB AFL Auskick centre through the marketing assets, flyers and collateral provided to you. Encouraging past participants to return for the following season, and promoting your centre through local networks, schools and community groups.
3 - FACILITATING PARENT PARTICIPATION
Parent Helper involvement is essential to help your centre deliver an awesome program experience. The coordinator plays a key role in helping identify parents to help deliver the program and delegating roles at the centre to encourage maximum involvement from parents/guardians.
RESPONSIBILITIES & COMMITMENTS CONT.
4 - CULTIVATING COMMUNITY
Coordinate in good faith a community focus, giving recognition to volunteers, and ensuring that all organisational requirements of a NAB AFL Auskick centre are adhered to.
5 - MAINTAINING RESOURCES
Distribute benefits and maintain resources. The coordinator is responsible for performing this role, but can appoint someone to coordinate all equipment.
6 - PROVIDING FEEDBACK TO AFL
We encourage our coordinators to provide feedback to the AFL to help improve the program, support and resources available to our volunteers, who are so vital to the success of the program.
Coordinator Connect is a newsletter sent via email to all NAB AFL Auskick Coordinators who are administrators of Auskick Centres in PlayHQ. The newsletter is sent throughout the year and consists of important updates and news that is relevant to coordinators, their centre and their registered Auskickers. To view past editions of the newsletter, please click below.