1,000 FREE NAB AFL Auskick registrations to celebrate Buddy’s 1000

The AFL is pleased to announce 1000 lucky kids aged between 5-12 years old will be eligible for a free NAB AFL Auskick registration in celebration of one of the game’s greatest players, Sydney Swans’ Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin, and his upcoming 1000 goal milestone.

The illustrious milestone is to be marked by the giveaway, with the moment Franklin kicks his 1,000th goal, with a unique code to be unveiled on facebook.com/aflnswact or instagram.com/aflnswact for NSW/ACT locals to redeem.

As continued support to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children to access football pathways, Buddy has ensured at least 100 of these free NAB Auskick registrations will be reserved for Indigenous participants.

The free NAB AFL Auskick registrations provide an opportunity for 1,000 children and their families to get involved in Australian rules football, as it’s an inclusive, all-ability program so those at any skill level can join in the fun.

AFL Chief Executive Officer Gillon McLachlan announced the free registrations in Sydney where he is attending the Friday night game at the SCG between Sydney Swans and Geelong.

“Buddy is a modern hero of our game and a giant of Australian sport.” Mr McLachlan said.

“He is a ‘must-see TV’ athlete, a genuine superstar, all be it a very humble one, he is universally admired for his skill and talent and herculean presence on and off the footy field.

“Our free NAB AFL Auskick registrations for players in NSW and the ACT recognises his contribution and aims to see kids all over the region inspired by the number 23 to get involved in AFL.

“Buddy’s work away from football, in providing opportunity for Indigenous boys and girls isn’t often publicised, but he continues to be a role model for many, and I’m sure once his hall of fame career is over, his work will only increase and continue to make a difference to so many.

“So, to Buddy, we wish you all the success tonight and for the rest of the season. Our game thanks you for everything you have done and still yet to achieve.”

Participants already registered for NAB AFL Auskick in 2022 in NSW and the ACT will receive a gift, as well as the opportunity to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime experience with Buddy.

Ten already registered NAB AFL Auskickers and their families from the ACT and regional NSW will be selected to head to Sydney to be part of the experience, with flights and accommodation included.

Participants who wish to receive free NAB AFL Auskick registration for the 2022 season must sign up as play.afl/Auskick and use the code unveiled on AFL NSW/ACT social media at facebook.com/aflnswact or instagram.com/aflnswact as soon as Franklin reaches 1,000 goals.

For more information about NAB AFL Auskick you can visit play.afl/auskick


Images: NAB AFL Auskick participants Tex Riley (8), Ryder Gilmore (9), Jiji Driscoll-Simpson (6), Rocco Riley (10) from the Newtown Swans

Photo credit: Nigel Owens


Terms and conditions

    • – The 2022 Auskick registration fee will be waived for the first 1,000 NSW/ACT participants who complete their Auskick registration through play.afl/auskick using the code.
    • – Participants must agree to the Auskick Terms and Conditions of Participation in order to be able to use the code.
    • – Participants already registered for Auskick in 2022 in NSW and the ACT prior to the unveiling of the code are not eligible for a refund, but will receive a gift from AFL NSW/ACT, as well as the opportunity to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime experience with Buddy. Further details of this experience will be shared with the relevant participants.-A unique code will be unveiled on AFL NSW/ACT’s official Facebook or Instagram pages (facebook.com/aflnswact or instagram.com/aflnswact) following Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin kicking his 1000th goal.
    • – Please be aware that some Auskick centres are at capacity in NSW/ACT. Registration will therefore be subject to availability. When you are registering through play.afl/auskick, if your local centre is at capacity, please choose an alternate Auskick centre.