Active Kids Program
Newcastle City Archers is an approved provider under the NSW Active Kids Program.
Active Kids is a NSW Government program launched in 2018 to encourage kids to be active and particiapte in sports by providing parents with vouchers to help cover the cost of registration and membership fees.
Data from the NSW Population Health Survey shows that 75 per cent of children in NSW are not meeting the daily recommended level of physical activity, which is 60 active minutes each day. Further, 22 per cent of children aged 5-16 years are reported as being overweight or obese.With 44 per cent of children spending more than two hours a day on sedentary leisure activities, the Active Kids program plays a crucial role in shifting physical activity behaviours of children and instilling healthy lifestyle habits.
Families can currently access two separate $100 vouchers for each school-enrolled child. This means more kids can get involved in physical activity and learn healthy habits from a young age. The vouchers may be used with an approved provider such as Newcastle City Archers.
At Newcastle City Archers the arrangements for the Active Kids program for beginners is as follows.
- The child must enroll in a regular come and try class and pay the usual $40.00 tuition fee. This is a not negotiable pre-requisite to enrolling in the Active Kids Program
- If the child wishes to continue on as an Active Kids participant the the child must at the end of the come and try session :
- Present an Active Kids $100.00 voucher to the come and try instructor; and
- Enrol online as an Active Kids Member. This can be done through the link on the NCA Notice Board on the right of the screen.
After enrolling an Active Kids Program member is a temporary junior member of the club for a period of 7 weeks and a maximum of 6 visits while under tuition as part of that program. Use of the club equipment is free. If the child wishes to continue in the sport at the end of the Active Kids Program he or she will have to join the club as a junior member and acquire their own equipment.
Currently COVID 19 Restrictions are preventing public participation in the sport. It is hoped there will be means of safely complying with the restrictions shortly and further details will be posted on the website.
It is possible to use a voucher towards junior membership of the club. Details will be posted here shortly