This year the All Nation Championships will be running in conjunction with the Kickstart Championships and South Pacific Carnival. The best players from the Kickstart Champs will compete in an All-Star game against the best Oceania players before the Kickstart grand final! Participants will aim to get selected in the Flying Boomerangs U16 National team.
The KickStart Championships is an expansion of the annual KickStart camp which involves 50 participants.
Players are selected through State KickStart camps on leadership qualities, school attendance, community involvement and football ability.
In addition to the best performing teams playing in a curtain-raiser, 25 players are selected for the Flying Boomerangs squad which plays exhibition games during the Oceania Cup.
The KickStart program uses Australian football as a vehicle for education, employment, health and participation outcomes for Indigenous people
The KickStart program and Championships provide further development opportunities for other parts of the football industry such as umpiring, coaching and administration with local Indigenous people engaged in these leadership positions for each team.In 2011, the Championships were held at the Gold Coast for the first time.
During the Championships participants also meet Indigenous AFL players and engage in leadership seminars.
WA have won back to back titles in U15 Indigenous Kickstart Championships
WA and SA will meet in today's final of the U15 Indigenous Champs. Full results from day 3
Results from day 2 at the U15 Indigenous champs in Qld
The opening day of matches in the 2012 National Indigenous Under 15 Kickstart Championships saw a couple of upsets
The 2012 National Indigenous Under 15 KickStart Championships kick off today at the Gold Coast