Deaf Children Australia (DCA) supported South Melbourne District Sports Club to deliver an Auslan Auskick program in 2018. This program was the first of its kind to make footy more fun and accessible for children who are deaf and hard of hearing by offering the regular Auskick program delivered in Australian Sign Language (Auslan) on Saturday mornings. The South Melbourne District Sports Club has shown a real commitment to the program which will now commence its fourth season.
DCA and the South Melbourne Districts Sports Club are encouraging young boys and girls between 5 and 12 years of age who are deaf or hard of hearing to join the Auslan Auskick program. There is a small registration cost for Auskick but we provide the Auslan interpreting.
This program was proudly supported by the South Melbourne Districts AFL Auskick. See the news story by 9 News here.
For more information go to the South Melbourne Districts Sports Club website or contact Noel Henderson Ph: 9539 5362 or E:firstname.lastname@example.org or 2016 Auskick Co-ordinator David Raftis M: 0473 425 163 or E: email@example.com
Meet our Auskickers
Meet some of our Auslan Auskickers and read about their experiences at Auskick – training, having fun, and even playing on the ground at the MCG! Read their stories below.
Malachi is a huge footy and St Kilda Saints fan – he even has the team colours on his hearing aids!
Olli joined Auslan Auskick in 2016 and loves doughnuts, Auskick and signing with his interpreter Ashley!