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Most Outstanding Activity Leader for Babies (0-2 years) - WINNERS!
This August saw the Kelly Mini Sports team attend a number of special events across the East Coast of Australia. In Victoria we attended the Templestowe Park Primary School Father’s Day celebration, running sports activities for all of the children and their Dad’s! In NSW we were lucky enough to run activities at the 'Move for Mental Health' charity event in Shellharbour, as well as attend the Killalea State Park farms market in Shellharbour. We had such a good day providing free activities for the kids, so much so that we will be back at the farms markets on Sunday September 2nd for their Fathers Day event!
On Saturday August 18th we were honoured to attend the annual 'What's on 4 Kids Awards' in Brisbane. Thanks to your support and votes, Kelly Mini Sports made the finals in five categories! We were thrilled to hear that, not only were we finalists, but we were the winners for one category and received honourable mention in another.
WINNER! - Most Outstanding Activity Leader for Babies (0-2 years) - Cameron Drake
HONOURABLE MENTION - Best National Toddlers Activity (2-3 years)
FINALIST - Best National Pre/Post Natal Activity or Baby Class (0-2 years)
FINALIST - Best National Preschooler Activity (3-5 years)
FINALIST - Most Outstanding Activity Leader for Preschoolers (3-5 years) - Sam Lewino
We would like to thank everyone who voted for us - it is amazing to know that we have such great support for our program! In particular, we would like to thank all of the kids who attend our programs, and of course the parents and carers who bring them along every week! None of this could happen without the kids, so thank you and keep up the great work!!
Finally, thank you and well done to all of our passionate coaches! The program would not be where it is without your dedication and commitment!! A special mention goes out to Cameron Drake, Simon Bott, Michael Van Rooy, Fiona Harrop, Jerico Gapay and Sam Lewino for attending the event on behalf of the company - you did a great job representing the company and we’d like to commend your enthusiasm on the night!
Coming up in September we will be running a ‘Dinosaur Sports Fun Day’ in Ferntree Gully, VIC!! The day will start off with a 45 minute Kelly Mini Sports session at 9:30am (separate sessions for each age group). Following on from this we will have the crew from ‘Real Dinosaurs’ performing an interactive, age appropriate dinosaur dance show! This event is for 1-5 year olds and costs only $15 per child (cash only, to be paid at the door). Keep an eye on our social media and emails, or send us an email, for more information!
As August comes to a close, Term 3 continues across Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. We are now pumping out sessions at 56 locations in VIC, 30 locations in NSW and 18 locations in QLD. In the hope to reach more kids than ever before, planning is under way to open up even more locations come Term 4, 2018 and Term 1, 2019! Keep and eye on our monthly news articles as well as our social media pages for when and where these new locations will be opening!
With September upon us, we are now getting prepared for yet another term of sporting fun! Term 4 bookings have now opened for Victoria and Queensland, with our Early Bird Special running until Wednesday September 5th. For our NSW sporters, bookings will open on Wednesday September 5th, with your Early Bird Special running through to Wednesday September 12th. Be sure to keep an eye on your email for your Early Bird Special Code! Get in quick - as spaces fill fast!
Once again Kelly Mini Sports will be running fun days throughout the school holiday period. Keep an eye on our social media pages as well as your emails as locations and dates for these fun days will be released soon!
Did you know that Kelly Mini Sports is now on Twitter?! Help us to build our following by following us now - @kellyminisport1 We will now be using Twitter in addition to Facebook and Instagram to spread the word about Kelly Mini Sports and to keep everyone updated on what is happening within the program!
Expanding our horizons ...
This July was kicked off with another round of School Holiday Fun Days! A total of 53 programs were run across NSW, QLD and VIC and saw a grand total of 550 kids attending. We all had a great time playing basketball, soccer and tug ‘o’ war, with the sessions finishing off with an all-time favourite, the parachute!
Missed out on our July Fun Days but need something to keep your little ones occupied throughout the school holidays?? Don’t worry, our Fun Days run throughout every school holiday period - keep an eye on our Facebook events tab in the final weeks of term for more info!
As Term 3 returns, enrolments into our programs across the country are steadily increasing, with 200 kids enrolled across Brisbane and the Gold Coast, 300 across Sydney, Wollongong and Newcastle, and over 900 enrolled across greater Victoria! Our recent growth can be attributed to the commitment, passion and enthusiasm of all of our coaches, which has led to Kelly Mini Sports being nominated for 5 awards in the What’s On 4 Kids Awards. Thanks to your votes we have reached the finals for all 5 categories! This August we are honoured to be attending the presentation night in Brisbane - keep an eye on our socials for the results!
At Kelly Mini Sports we aim to create a lifelong love of sports in as many children as possible, and in order to reach even more members of the community we often attend markets, open days and special events. Coming up this August/September you can find us at the Pasterfield Community Centre Open Day in Cameron Park, the Farms Market in Killalea, the My Kids Market in Castle Hill, Father’s Day at Templestowe Park Primary School and at Sarah Court Preschool’s Healthy Harvest Festival in Montrose. We will have some special offers and plenty have fun for the kids!
Not only do we run sports activities at local events, but did you know we also run birthday parties?! Why not have a sports party for your little one’s next birthday? We come to you and provide a 1 hour Kelly Mini Sports session for your birthday child and their guests! Starting at just $180, we can keep the kids entertained and help them to burn off all that party food! To make a booking or for more info, simply contact your state manager.
More Coaches, more Locations and more Mini Sporters!
As the Winter months approach, there are higher than ever enrolment numbers in Queensland, and all 6 new locations are up and running across Newcastle and the Central Coast!As June wrapped up, so did Term 2 of Kelly Mini Sports across Victoria and Queensland - and what a busy term it was! We welcomed two new coaches to the Queensland team, with Coach Hannah and Coach Nathan settling in nicely, coaching our sessions across the Gold Coast. Victoria welcomed Coach Casey and Coach Nicole early in the term, with both running great sessions across Melbourne and surrounds.
Term 3 will see us welcome Coach Andy, who will be coaching across Melbourne’s South East. Originally from New Zealand, Andy has grown up with Rugby, but also loves Basketball and all other team sports. We would also like to introduce Coach Nick, who will be coaching our brand new sessions across Newcastle! Nick currently plays for the Newcastle City Blues in the local AFL league, and has also competed in other sports such as Soccer, League, Volleyball and more.
Not only did we see many new faces join the coaching team in June, but we had plenty of new mini-sporters as well! Numbers across Victoria have increased dramatically over Term 2, leading to the introduction of a number of new locations for Term 3. Term 2 also saw a record number of enrolments in both Queensland and NSW. Over 250 kids were enrolled in the program in Queensland, and over 400 kids enrolled in Sydney. Our sessions across Newcastle and the Central Coast have got off to a flying start, surpassing estimated enrolments in their very first term!
As Term 3 approaches, we are excited to announce a 11 new locations across NSW and Victoria!
- Cameron Park (NSW)
- Cheltenham (VIC)
- Greenvale (VIC)
- Bulleen (VIC)
- Chatswood (NSW)
- Ferntree Gully (VIC)
- Hillside (VIC)
- South Geelong (VIC)
- Mitcham (VIC)
- Charlestown (NSW)
- Hastings (VIC)
Click the below link for a full list of our locations:
Can't wait for Term 3 for more Kelly Mini Sports? Come along to our Fun Days these Winter school holidays! For only $15 we will put on a 45 minute sports session for your child. Following on from the 2018 World Cup the sessions will have a focus on Soccer. They will also include Basketball activities, parachute games and a tug-o-war! No bookings are required! Simply turn up and pay cash on the day. Click the below link to find an event near you!
Announcing the Kelly Mini Sports Come and Try Days 2018!
As the Winter months approach, there are higher than ever enrolment numbers in Queensland, and all 6 new locations are up and running across Newcastle and the Central Coast!
We know that it can be a bit of a challenge to keep your active toddlers and preschoolers occupied when the weather turns so we have launched a new program for all new families to join us for Kelly Mini Sports Come and Try Days throughout May and June across Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. We have already had a big success with our "come and try days" in Victoria with over 40 children in Bendigo and Shepparton last weekend with all the children having a great time! It is a great opportunity to try out our fantastic sports classes with your little ones, no bookings required! Visit our Facebook Events page Facebook Events page
Term 2 has been so much fun for all our coaches across the states and the kids in the Illawarra region are loving coach Simon’s energy and enthusiasm. Coach Brayden and coach Pani are the talk of the town in Penrith and The Hills region, and our new Coaches for Gold Coast locations Hannah Perks and Nathan Keane are bringing big smiles to all our sporting superstars. Our new coaches Hannah, Nicole and Casey have also been a big hit with the kids this term in Victoria. But a special congratulations to coach Ryan from our Sutherland Shire area in NSW. With such fantastic feedback from the parents, he has been named Kelly Mini Sports coach of the month! Keep up the good work, Ryan!
The team here at Kelly Mini Sports love what we do so it is a very special honour to be nominated in this year’s ‘What's On 4 Little Ones Awards’
- Most Outstanding Activity Leader for Preschoolers (0-2 years) - Cameron Drake (Director)
- Most Outstanding Activity Leader for Preschoolers (3-5 years) - Sam Lewino (VIC)
- Best National Pre/Post Natal Activity or Baby Activity (0-2 years) - Kelly Mini Sports
- Best National Toddlers Activity (2-3 years) - Kelly Mini Sports
- Best National Preschooler Activity (3-5 years) - Kelly Mini Sports
We invite you to vote for our coaches and the whole team in this competition HERE before June 10th
We are on the hunt for a new coach to join our Kelly Mini Sports team in the Newcastle region. We love inspiring young sporting superstars and creating a lifelong love of sport and we are seeking a new mega-coach to help support our growing class sizes throughout Newcastle. Interested? Send your CV to our Newcastle Manager, Fiona Harrop demonstrating how you can work with the Kelly Mini Sports team to inspire kids in sport or to find out more on our application requirements.
Bookings for Term 3 will be open soon including classes in 3 new Newcastle locations. Be sure to secure your place in your local Kelly Mini Sports class as teams fill up quickly! Register your sporting superstar now.
12 new locations this term and counting!
Welcome to all our new sporting superstars and welcome back to our sporting families!
Our holiday programs had great numbers and were heaps of fun! Our new sporting superstars have already had a taste of Kelly Mini Sports through our Holiday Programs and plenty of demo sessions at childcares.
Term 2 is off to a flying start with record numbers across NSW including over 50 kids in Newcastle alone and almost 200 sporting superstars enrolled in our Queensland classes!
Kelly Mini Sports is thrilled to announce new Queensland locations in Chandler and Tweed Heads, 4 new locations in Victoria (Seaford, Mordialloc, Wantirna South and White Hills) and classes beginning in Lambton, Maitland, Lake Haven, Merewether, Belmont and Kotara across Newcastle.
Kelly Mini Sports is now in Newcastle!
Commencing Term 2, 2018, Kelly Mini Sports will be opening classes in and around Newcastle! You will now be able to enjoy all our sporting fun in Lambton, Maitland, Lake Haven, Merewether, Belmont and Kotara! To book your local Newcastle class, make a booking here.
Meet our new coach for Newcastle, Coach Fiona!
“Hi, my name is Coach Fiona and I am now the Newcastle Manager for Kelly Mini Sports! I have a bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science with a major in Health and Physical Education and I have also studied Children's Services. I love to get involved with any sport, and have a particular passion for Soccer. In 2016 I joined the Kelly Mini Sports team with an aim to impart my passion and love for sports onto the next generation. For the past 2 years I have been coaching Kelly Mini Sports sessions across the Western Sydney Area, as well as managing Kelly Sports in the Sydney region. As a result of my coaching success I have now been selected as the Newcastle Manager and will be launching the Kelly Mini Sports program across Newcastle and the Central Coast in Term 2 this year!”
As you know we are heavily involved in Community Events and our Kelly Mini Sports coaches in Victoria had a great time at the Red Hill show recently and with over 30 trials booked in for the day, we know our mini-sporters did too! Kids of all ages also had an awesome day at our first ‘fun day’ in Gymea Bay, NSW and it was another big day at the My Kids Market, this time in Sutherland!
With over 220 sporting superstars enrolled in Queensland, we are opening in Tweed Heads and Chandler next term. We are also really excited to announce new locations for term 2 in Victoria, Seaford on Tuesdays, Mordialloc on Thursdays, Wantirna South on Fridays and White Hills on Saturdays!
As our enrolments in NSW grow and grow, we are thrilled to have 3 new coaches join us in time for Term 2! Coach Simon Douch, who is coaching in Corrimal, Kiama, Albion Park and Shellharbour, Coach Brayden Brennan, who will be coaching in Blaxland, Penrith, Glenmore Park and Blacktown and Pani Moanaroa-Taylor, who will be coaching in Thornleigh, The Ponds, Carlingford and Glenhaven.
With the holidays soon approaching, we have launched our very own Kelly Mini Sports School Holiday Fun Days which will be held across Australia in the coming school holidays. For only $12.50 we will put on a 45 minute sports session for your child while you sit back and enjoy a cheeky coffee.
Check our Facebook Events page for more info on exact locations, dates and times!
I declare the online store OPEN!!
The team at Kelly Mini Sports are extremely excited to announce the launch of Kelly Mini Sports online store where KMS sporting equipment will be available to purchase and make your very own. You can now own your very own Rugby League balls, soccer balls, AFL balls and basketballs for just $12.50 each! Browse the Kelly Mini Sports online store here.
Well, how fast has term 1 gone? We have had such fun that we are already nearly half way through! This term, nearly 400 new mini sporting superstars enrolled for term 1 in Victoria alone and record numbers in Queensland as a whole with over 220 kids attending weekly! They all look great in their Kelly Mini Sports uniforms!
Earlier this month, we farewelled Coach Tuaine from our team in the Gold Coast who worked tirelessly to establish Kelly Mini Sports as a market leader in the Gold Coast region. Tuaine will be moving home to New Zealand and we thank him very much for being such an important member of our team. These huge shoes have been filled by Coach Gregory Walker who has already made firm friend with our sporting superstars and their parents – they all love him!
Kelly Mini Sports is becoming more involved in community and local events this term with Coach Adrian managing the KMS exhibit at the Kilmore Health & Wellbeing Expo, VIC, Coach Shelley running sports activities at the Queen's Baton relay in Ballarat, VIC, and a much loved and successfully holiday program in Victoria at the Frankston South Community Centre. Kelly Mini Sports coaches and little sporters alike had a ball at the Night Jar Market in Geelong this month and we had a great time at an event in Five Dock, New South Wales, with the My Kids Market; the kids had a great time enjoying the sporting activities run by our fabulous coaches!
We will be running more activities with the My Kids Market throughout the year, with the next one being in Sutherland in March. We will also be at the Red Hill Show in Victoria on Saturday March 10th. If you are joining in the fun at the Red Hill Show, make sure you visit us and have some fun with your Kelly Mini Sports coaches. Also on the 10th March we will be in Shepparton running sports sessions for Activties in The Park.
Ever wanted to join the Kelly Mini Sports team as a coach? We are currently looking for a new coaches in Penrith and The Hills area in New South Wales and Bendigo, Victoria. If you believe you have the passion to inspire our sporting superstars, email your resume to:
New year, new locations and new events!
Happy New Year everyone! We hope you have had a wonderful break with your loved ones and are ready to get back into all that is wonderful in sport!
New in Term 1, 2018, we are launching Rugby League in Victoria! We also have new locations in Corio, Victoria, Chandler, our new Brisbane location, and Albion Park in New South Wales.
We welcome Coach Kyle who will be coming onboard to coach in Victoria across Doncaster, Warrandyte, Balwyn and Lilydale. Emma Mclean is very excited to start her classes in New South Wales across Corrimal, Kiama, Albion Park, Shellharbour and Campbelltown.
Coming up this term, you will have the opportunity to see Kelly Mini Sports at public events such as the Kilmore Health and Wellbeing expo, the Frankston South Community Centre Holiday Program and the Geelong nightjar night market. Make sure you come and say hello to your favourite coaches!
We are extremely excited to announce the launch of our online store! Kelly Mini Sports sporting equipment will be available to purchase in February. You can own your very own Rugby League balls, soccer balls, AFL balls and basketballs at just $12.50 each! Keep up to date with all our latest news and announcements on Facebook.
Goodbye 2017… Hello 2018!
Looking back over Term 4, we are delighted to announce we now have over 250 kids enrolled in our QLD classes! Coaches Jerico, Laura, Tuaine and Amy have worked diligently to increase enrolments, which means we have been able to increase our locations across Brisbane and the Gold Coast in Queensland. Most of these locations now have 2-3 classes per week with at least six sporting superstars per class on average. A fantastic effort!
We welcome our new Coach Emma Mclean in NSW who will be coaching in Corrimal, Kiama, Shellharbour, Campbelltown and our new location in Albion Park starting in 2018! We also have two new locations in Victoria for 2018, Hastings on Tuesdays and Corio on Fridays.
Congratulations to Coach Emily for winning the National Coach of the Year! Emily coaches in Beaumaris, Aspendale and Mulgrave and is our emergency coach when needed. Not only extremely reliable, Emily is great with the kids and loved by all. Well done Emily!
Our sporting superstars have enjoyed all our sports this term though it is clear that our Rugby League classes are a stand-out! Lot’s of new and exciting activities and games from the coaches has lead to some outstanding tries being scored by the kids! Classes in Victoria will be welcoming Rugby League to their toddler and preschooler classes in 2018!
We say goodbye to some of our Giant Sporters who are off to school next year. We have loved being part of your sporting journey and we wish them all the best!
We want to thank all our sporting superstars and their families for such a wonderful year and for spoiling your favourite coaches with early Christmas gifts - with so much generosity, it is possible that they may actually turn into chocolates!
From all the team at Kelly Mini Sports, we wish you all a safe and happy Christmas and look forward to seeing you all in 2018 when classes start from 29th January!
New locations, community spirit and Halloween fun!
As we start getting ready for the end of the year, many of our Giant Sporter's are enjoying their last term of Kelly Mini Sports before heading off to school next year! Our NSW sporting superstars have been flocking to our new sessions in Illawarra due to the fantastic Coach Grant.
Our Geelong classes in Victoria will get the opportunity to trial our new sport, Rugby League in December and with the continued excitement and support from our sporting superstars, this will be a new sport introduced for all VIC venues in term 1, 2018!
Our QLD team have been super-busy with launching 4 new locations in Alexandra Hills, Springwood, Logan Central and Redland Bay throughout Brisbane. Kelly Mini Sports also took part in the very successful Billabong Event with our sister company, Kelly Sports, in Parkwood, one of our amazing Gold Coast locations. We love being a part of the community so let your coach know about local events we can be involved in!
Though not traditionally associated with toddler and preschooler sports, we had some of our little sporting superstars celebrate Halloween recently – so much fun!
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More kids, more locations and a new coach... What a month!!!
For more details about our classes and to meet us coaches, why not visit us at the Toddler and Baby Expo on September 22-24? You could win a free term for the kids!
We have such a great term in Queensland that we are opening up 3 new locations in Brisbane, Alexandra Hills, Redland Bay, and Springwood, and one more in the Gold Coast, Nerang. We also have a new coach joining us in time for next term; join us in welcoming Laura Mcerlain to the Kelly Mini Sports team!
Not to be outdone, Victoria is excited to announce even more locations for Term 4 in Doncaster, Landgwarrin, Frankston South, Mornington, Dromana and Kilmore! We are so excited to announce that we now have 1,000 children fully enrolled in Victoria who will all enjoy plating Rugby League in Term 4!
The latest news from Kelly Mini Sports Victoria, New South Wales & Queensland!
The best winter sports are the ones we can all play!
Register your little sporter for Kelly Mini Sports in the Gold Coast!