Learn how to play

Footy is Australia’s favourite sport which is loved and played by kids across every corner of South Australia. There’s a range of programs we run in every part of the State, from AFL Auskick to school holiday programs to playing competition footy for your local club.
We’re all about making footy fun, getting kids active, teaching skills, and helping boys' and girls' reach their dream of playing at an elite level. Find out which footy program is right for you.

  • Auskick

    Aged 5-12yrs, non-contact

    NAB AFL Auskick is the perfect introduction to Australian Football for boys and girls in a fun and safe environment. Participants learn the basic skills across a 8-10 week program during Term 1, Term 2 or Term 3 of the school year.

    SANFL manages more than 300 Auskick centres for more than 10,000 participants across South Australian schools and local football clubs – so there’s bound to be one near you!

  • Next Step Program

    Aged 5-14 years, Limited Contact

    The SANFL Next Step Program is designed to provide an opportunity to all junior and youth footballers to take the next step in their footy career. It is the perfect way for boys and girls to hone their skills under the guidance of SANFL qualified coaches at an elite venue.

    Keep an eye out here for April 2020 program details.

  • Come and Play - Girls Footy

    Want to know why everyone loves girl’s footy? Come and play with us!

    Come and plays are a great way of getting involved with footy for the first time. Girls will have a quick intro of handball and kicking before being split teams to play.

    Modified footy rules means it’s safe and lots of fun.

  • School Holiday Clinics

    Aged 5-13 years, Non-Contact

    Having fun is the name of the game as children are provided with the ideal opportunity to keep active and make friends during the school breaks.

    They will also have the chance to rub shoulders and learn skills from their SANFL heroes with many clubs also offering merchandise as part of their packages.

  • SANFL Welcome To Australian Rules Football Program

    Welcome to Australian Rules Football (WTARF) is football clinic based program introducing new cultures and families to Australian rules football through practical sessions and education session. This is usually a 5 session program, held at schools, football clubs or community centres.


    Over 50s – Indoor & Outdoor options

    SANFL & ECH Walking Footy is a modified Australia Rules Football program designed to be fun, safe and inclusive.

    With no running or tackling, and played on a field the size of a basketball court; Walking Footy is a 6-a-side mixed team game specifically created for older Australians.

    Hosted at venues with cafes, Walking Footy is a great way to meet new people, stay connected to the community, get out and about and enjoy some exercise!