The AFL Victoria School Holiday Program introduces both boys and girls who are turning 5 and turning no older than 12 in the year they register to the basic skills of Australian Football.

It builds on the skills of children who have already been introduced to the game and also teaches children with limited to no experience of Australian Football to the skills of the game. NO experience is necessary; this is the perfect place to give it a try.

The program is a fun and inclusive program for boys and girls and includes skill development, fun activities, minor games and modified games. The holiday program provides a fun, exciting and safe environment for children to develop their skills whilst interacting with others.

The program is delivered by Level 1 accredited coaches, with a coaching ratio of no more than 20 participants per coach.

Modified program options:

Access All Abilities Holiday Program *See Venue Map for available locations and for Session Information. (Subject to numbers)

Girls Only Groups *Available at all Metropolitan Melbourne Programs. (Subject to numbers)


Holiday Programs run from 9:00am - 3:00pm. The Basic Holiday Program is run as a single day program. 

Modified Programs may vary, please see specific location for session details.

There are 2 Holiday Program options available at a variety of locations, please see options below for further details. Please note that NOT all options are available at all locations, please see specific location for further details.

What to bring:

AFL Victoria advise participants to wear comfortable clothing as they will be involved in physical activity during the program as they learn and further develop their skills in Australian Football.

Most people will wear a pair of football boots, as well as football socks, shorts and a jumper however if you are just starting out wear something comfortable. Why not wear your favourite AFL team Jumper?

*Please note that some Holiday Programs will be held at indoor venues to allow for extreme weather conditions, you will be notified of this on the website and prior to the program. Children attending indoors sessions MUST bring runners/sneakers to participate as no foobtall boots will be able to be worn indoors.

Children should bring a drink bottle, snacks and lunch as food and drink will not be provided. Children are encouraged not to share food and drink on the day for health and safety reasons.


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