On 1 July 2019, the NSW Government released a second round of Active Kids Vouchers!

Following the success of the Active Kids Voucher in getting kids moving, the NSW Government committed to a second round of vouchers for 2019 to help NSW families meet the cost of getting school-aged kids into sport, fitness and recreation activities.

Northern NSW Football, CEO David Eland said this is a fantastic opportunity for school-aged children, existing footballers or those wanting to start playing football to be active during the summer months.

“Football is no longer a winter sport, there are varied football activities which run throughout the summer, particularly in the Hunter region, which the voucher will off-set the cost of or even in some cases, cover the entire program cost.

“Whether kids want to improve their football skills over the off-season or to simply stay fit and have fun, we urge parents to claim their voucher on 1 July, ready for when registrations open for summer football,” said Eland.

>TAFE NSW Summer Football

Available across a number of Centres across the State, TAFE NSW Summer Football is run by community clubs for a various of ages and experience levels.
Centres will be active and registering from 1 August.

>Football FIVE5 Summer Youth Leagues

Youth Leagues kick off 16 September and is open to all players aged 12-16 years. This competition runs for eleven (11) weeks at the Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility and is open to boys, girls and mixed teams.
Team entries are open NOW

>Football FIVE5 Premier Summer Youth Leagues

Launching at the Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility, Football FIVE5 Premier Youth Leagues is exclusive to players participating in Northern NSW Football’s Premier Youth Competitions 13-17 years. The Leagues will run on Friday evenings from 20 September to 13 December (11 fixtures with a break).
Entry is $100 per player for teams of eight (8).
100% redeemable with the Active Kids Voucher.
Team entries are open NOW

>Fast FIVE5

Saturday morning fun of five-a-side football open to all kids aged 6-11 years. Running for nine (9) weeks at the Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility from Saturday 19 October.
Registration is 100% off-set with the Active Kids Voucher.
Team entries are open NOW

> Fast FIVE5 Premier Summer SAP Leagues 

Northern NSW Football is excited to announce the addition of Premier Fast FIVE5 SAP Leagues for players competing in Premier Club SAP’s and Zone SAP’s.
Registration is 100% off-set with the Active Kids Voucher.
Team entries are open NOW

Active Kids Vouchers are available for every child ages 4.5 years to 18 years’ old) enrolled in school from Kindergarten to Year 12. This includes those who are home-schooled or enrolled in secondary school education at TAFE NSW.

To claim your voucher visit the Service NSW website.

What is the Active Kids Voucher?

The NSW Government will provide a $100 voucher to parents/guardians of school enrolled children. The $100 voucher can be used for registration and participation costs for sport and fitness activities.

The initiative aims to reduce barriers to participation and help change the physical activity behaviours of children and young people in NSW.

How long are vouchers valid?

Vouchers provided are valid for redemption during the current calendar year activity program and will expire at the end of the calendar year.

These vouchers are available for redemption once only for the nominated registered season or term of activity and will expire 31 December 2019.

What can the voucher be used for?

Vouchers can not be split between multiple activities or registrations, and therefore you may not be able to claim the full $100.

Active Kids Vouchers can be redeemed on the football activities as mentioned above.

What can’t the voucher be used for?

Individual items (such as jerseys, socks, boots, etc.) that would usually be purchased from a retailer and paid for by the individual as part of participating in the activity separate to any membership or registration fees charged by the provider.

How do you download a voucher?

From 1 July 2019 parents/guardians/carers with legal responsibility of an eligible child resident in NSW will be able to download the voucher from an online platform. The platform will be run by Service NSW and can be accessed through their website.

What happens if my child lives outside NSW?

To be eligible for a voucher, each child must reside in NSW.

The club where the child registers must also be located and operating in NSW.

Some examples are:

> My child lives in NSW and plays in a NSW club – the child is eligible to claim a voucher

> My child lives in QLD and plays in a NSW club – the child is ineligible to claim a voucher

> My child lives in NSW, goes to school in QLD – the child is eligible to claim a voucher

> My child lives in NSW but plays in a local club located in QLD – the child is eligible to claim a voucher but cannot use the voucher at a club operating outside NSW.

Parents/carers/guardians of children in rural or remote areas of NSW and/or children with disabilities who may not otherwise meet the above criteria may discuss their registration with the Office of Sport.

Further information on the Active Kids Program