Active After-school Communities

The Australian Government's Active After-school Communities (AASC) program is a national initiative that provides primary school children with access to free sport and other structured physical activity programs in the after-school time slot of 3.00pm to 5.30pm. Over 190 000 children participate in the AASC program around Australia each term.

By providing children with a positive introduction to sport in a fun, safe and inclusive environment, the AASC program is helping to build the foundation needed for children to naturally and confidently progress into local club sport.

The cornerstone of the AASC program is the involvement of the local community, such as sporting clubs, coaches and volunteers who all assist in the delivery of the program. This involvement will both benefit the children who participate in the AASC program and offer opportunities to support and strengthen community cohesion and development.

The benefits of club involvement in the AASC program include:

  • Exposure of your club and sport to primary school children, parents, teachers and the local community
  • The opportunity to attract new junior club members and increase community involvement
  • Opportunities to deliver your sport through a paid or volunteer coach in primary schools
  • Access to the Australian Sports Commission's free Community Coach Training Program (CCTP)
  • Possible grant funding for new sporting equipment to assist with the delivery of your sport and related activities

More information on the AASC program is available online:


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