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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I like Australian football. It can be fun to watch my favourite team play.
Going to NAB AFL Auskick can be fun! I enjoy playing footy.
Sometimes, something might happen that makes me feel angry. My favourite team might lose a footy match.
At Auskick, I might feel angry when I have to wait for my turn, or someone accidentally pushes me. I might feel angry if the umpire gives the other team a free kick because I accidentally bump another player.
Everyone feels angry sometimes. There are things I can do when I feel angry at Auskick.
I can have a break in a quiet space with my coach, a helper, or my family. I can do some slow breathing. I can move my body in ways that help me feel calm.
There are things that can help when I feel angry at Auskick. I can have fun at footy!