Indigenous and Multicultural stars set to shine


The first step in walking a proven path to the elite heights of AFL football begins for our future indigenous and multicultural stars at the Under-15 Kickstart and All Nations South East Trials in early March.

Melbourne excitement-machine Jay Kennedy-Harris and St Kilda onballer Jade Gresham are two players to have progressed to the bright lights of the AFL through the Kickstart program.

Both the Melbourne and St Kilda Football Clubs will attend the trials to take place between 5.30pm to 7pm on Friday 2 March at Shepley Oval, Pultney Street, Dandenong,  

The programs, Kickstart for indigenous players, and All Nations for multicultural players, have a designated pathway for boys and girls to develop their football and life skills in an environment that is culturally appropriate and safe.   


NGA Games/Regional Trials:    Tuesday 30 January - Sunday 4 March

High Performance Testing:        Saturday 10 March

State Camp:                                Friday 23 March - Sunday 25 March

U15 National Carnival:             Saturday 14 April - Thursday 19 April

Boomerangs and

World Team U16 Nationals:      Term 2 School Holidays

After the conclusion of the National Carnival, 23 boys will be selected (from all states) to become the ‘Flying Boomerangs Football Team’ and the ‘World Football Team’.


Kickstart players:                  

Must be under 15 years (born in 2003 or 2004) and be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background

All Nations players:               

Must be under 15 years (born in 2003 or 2004) and must be born overseas or have one parent born overseas.

For further information please contact or (03) 8341 6051

In addition, please see attached information for players and parents to gain further information on the Kickstart All-Nations Pathway to the National AFL Diversity Championships in Sydney.


Click the link to register: 

For further information, please visit: