Saturday Morning Footy Begins June 8

The Saturday Morning Footy junior development programs begins on June 8 at Bluemont Park, Arlington, VA.

Boys and girls aged 5 to 15 are welcome to participate in the fun and free activities to learn the skills and rules of the great game of Australian football. The under 9s participate in clinics based on Australian Football League’s Auskick program - the highly successful Australian youth sporting program.

Kids (and parents) will play fun games to learn ball handling skills, punting, team-work, gross motor skills, decision making, spatial awareness and coordination. Each session will end with a non-contact game. The emphasis will be on safety, fun and learning the great game of Australian football. The under-15s participate in drills, skill games and introductory house league matches designed to teach the game in a fun but competitive environment.

Players and coaches from the Baltimore Washington Eagles, the USA Revolution (men’s national team) and the USA Freedom (women’s national team) will be on hand to pass on their knowledge and passion for this great game.

Saturday Morning Footy began in 2006 and over that time has counted among its moms and dads: NFL players, AFL players, NBL players, IMF executive board members, US cabinet secretaries, congressional staffers, journalists, and authors. The program has also provided a home-away-from-home for Australian military and foreign affairs personnel and their families while they are in the Washington DC area. Big shout out to the F-35!

As we head into Memorial Day, Saturday Morning Footy is very grateful to the Australian “diggers”, flyers, mariners and submariners have helped coach and run the program. It is also grateful to the US military personnel and veterans that have put in a huge amount of time an effort in order to make the program what it is today.

Full Details

When: Saturdays (June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 13, 20)
Time: 9:00am to 10:30am
Where: Bluemont Park (601 N Manchester St Arlington, VA)
What: Free clinics and games for boys and girls aged 5 to 15.

More Information: (Photos available)
Contact Chris Adams at or 703-217-3625.

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