The Sacramento Australian Football Club, as a part of its overarching mission to build a thriving Australian Football community in Sacramento, has held several introductory footy clinics for students in several of the local school Physical Education classes. As part of this effort, members of the Sacramento Suns & Lady Suns volunteer to teach kids the basics of Ausball (the modified tag version of Footy).
In 2017, the SAFC Board has commissioned the creation of the Youth Footy Committee in an effort to grow the sport among the area’s youth. In May of 2017, members of the SAFC Youth Footy Committee are coordinating with the SacPAL (Sacramento Police Department’s Police Activities Leagues) to hold Sacramento first public youth footy clinic. More details to come!
Also in the works are plans to hold several free youth footy sessions in conjunction with the 2017 SacAFL season. We hope to grow the game among the area youth--and hopefully there will be enough interest in the sport to warrant the creation of a Sacramento youth footy league by or before 2020.
2017 SAFC Youth Footy Committee members:
Erin “Ranga” Sheaffer
Kendall “Rabbit” Hutchings (Chair)
Matt “Whitey” O’Leary
**If your PE class, school, or youth group is interested in learning the basics of Footy from the Sacramento Suns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.**