AFL and the Indigenous Community

2014 KickStart Championships

April 11th to 16th 2014 
Coffs Harbour

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. 

About the KickStart Championships

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.

About the KickStart Program

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.

KickStart Championships 2012

KickStart News

WA Wins KickStart Championships

Friday, April 13, 2012

WA have won back to back titles in U15 Indigenous Kickstart Championships[more]

WA Lead KickStart Ladder After Day 3

Friday, April 13, 2012

WA and SA will meet in today's final of the U15 Indigenous Champs. Full results from day 3[more]

Day 2: KickStart Champs Results

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Results from day 2 at the U15 Indigenous champs in Qld[more]

Upsets kick off KickStart Champs

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The opening day of matches in the 2012 National Indigenous Under 15 Kickstart Championships saw a couple of upsets[more]

KickStart Champs Start Today

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The 2012 National Indigenous Under 15 KickStart Championships kick off today at the Gold Coast[more]

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