AFL England National Junior Program
AFL England is launching a national junior program to start in Spring 2019. Modelled on the Auskick program in Australia, which attracts over 100,000 primary school aged participants annually, this new nationwide program is based around 11 new junior clubs.
Already a nationwide program in Australia, Auskick has lead to increased participation in the sport amongst children and has spread to other countries across the world. such as Kiwikick in New Zealand and Footywild in South Africa.
In order to best prepare for the launch of the AFL England national junior program, we are inviting anyone interested to contact us with which junior club (pictured above) they would be most interested in joining.
These clubs are spread across the country, meaning that there will be a club located near to you if you want to get involved.
Please fill out the form below and you'll hear from us shortly!
Here's a map of the Junior clubs:
Existing Junior Clubs
The Clapham Cubs
The Clapham Cubs are the first Auskick and Junior Australian Football Club in London. They are based in Clapham, South West London.
The Clapham Cubs were started back in early 2016 with the realisation that there was no real opportunities for kids and juniors to play Australian football in London. The Cubs will give the chance for the large amount of Australian Nationals in London to allow their kids to play Australia's favourite game whilst introducing the sport to the vast number of nationalities that reside in London.
The founders of the Clapham Cubs are Lauren Spark and Lisa Wilson. Lauren and Lisa met when playing for the Wimbledon Hawks Ladies Team. They soon realised they shared a passion for Australian Football and both had the ambition to grow the sport within London and Internationally. In November 2016, Lauren moved back to Australia after being drafted to play for the Western Bulldogs in the inaugural AFLW League.
In late 2017, Lisa moved to Hamburg, Germany. Thankfully, one of our fantastic parents, Scott Mellis agreed to step in as Head Coach with the support from our regular assistant coaches and Lisa will continue to manage the admin side of the club.