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WHY DO PEOPLE WANT TO PLAY NAB AFL AUSKICK

Reader note: while these stories have been developed to support all young people’s participation in footy, we recommend that you speak with your child about the concepts and examples in a way that is relevant to your child.

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Sometimes, I wonder why people want to play Auskick. Sometimes, playing games inside on computers and tablets seems like more fun.

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There are lots of good reasons to play Auskick. Playing Auskick is a great form of exercise. This can help keep my body healthy, fit and strong!

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Playing Auskick gets me outside in the fresh air.

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Playing Auskick can help me make new friends.

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Playing Auskick helps me play with other people. Everyone is different, but there are lots of ways to play footy. This means that anyone can play! I can play footy with friends outside of Auskick, like at school and at home.

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There are many other great things about AFL football. I can barrack for a team. I can watch them play footy matches during the season. I can cheer for them.

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I can go and watch a footy game in my local neighbourhood or I can watch my favourite footy team at an AFL game.

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I can talk about football with my friends. I can talk about football with my family.

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I can learn lots of footy facts and statistics about all the players and teams. I can learn about the rules and strategies for playing AFL football.

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There are so many great things about AFL football! Auskick is a great way for all children to learn about and play footy!

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AllPlay Footy is a joint initiative by Monash University and the AFL. AllPlay Footy was founded at Deakin University in 2015 and has been part of Monash Education since 2021. The AllPlay Footy content and resources presented here have been developed with people with lived experience of disability, consultants from National Sporting Organisations for People with Disability, psychologists and researchers, and are brought to you with funding from a Department of Social Services Information, Linkages and Capacity Building: Social and Community Participation Stream (2020-2021) grant. We aim to use language that is respectful to everyone.