1. For the purpose of this giveaway, and any further information contained herein, Next Gen Sports Academy will be known as The ‘Promoter’ whose registered office is at 4/326 Settlement Road, Thomastown VIC. ABN:83 620 827 063
  2. The competition is open to residents of Victoria, except employees of Next Gen Sports Academy and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition.
  3. An entrant is required to sign up to the Next Gen Minis Program, which is a program run by Next Gen Sports Academy, to gain entry into the competition.
  4. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  5. Route to entry for the competition is via links to the Next Gen Sports Academy website, through social media posts on both Instagram and Facebook. Further details of how to enter are available at
  6. Only one entry per person is required. Every entrant is entitled to tag their friends via the social media posts should they wish to.
  7. The competition begins at 9.00pm Friday, 18 January 2019 and concludes at 5.00pm Friday, 25 January 2019. A winner will be announced at 6.00pm Friday, 25th January 2019. After this date no further entries to the competition will be accepted.
  8. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  9. The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows:
    • Entrants must enter via enrolment into Term one of the Next Gen Minis Program.
    • Participants at any Next Gen Minis venue for the duration of Term One are permitted to enter the competition.
    • Entrants are able to tag their friends in social media posts to gain additional entry, only once they have enrolled in the program.
    • The winner will be selected at random, via a draw.
    • Entrants can tag friends on social media as many times as they wish.
  10. The Promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be communicated to entrants as soon as possible via social media posts.
  11. The Promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  12. The prize is as follows:
    • A Next Gen Minis Birthday Party for up to 30 guests (including the child who is hosting the birthday).
    • The Party includes; Full equipment set up, supply of staff in accordance with legal requirements, gift bags for each guest, a guest appearance from the choice of AFL players Jake Melksham or Tom Bellchambers.
    • The Winner must host the birthday party at a time agreed upon with the Next Gen Minis staff.
    • The Winner must host the birthday party prior to 11.59pm, 25 January 2020.
    • Food is not included. The party is required to be catered for and arranged by the winner.
    • The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  13. Winners will be chosen at random by hand draw, from all entries received and verified by Promoter and or its agents.
  14. The winner will be notified by the email that they used to sign up to the Next Gen Minis Program within 2 days of the winner being announced on social media. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 4 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  15. The promoter will notify the winner of how the prize can be collected and used.
  16. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  17. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  18. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by Commonwealth Law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Victoria.
  19. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current Australian Privacy and data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  20. The winner’s name will be available 28 days after closing date by emailing the following address:
  21. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  22. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to Next Gen Sports Academy and not to any other party.
  23. Next Gen Sports Academy reserves the right to change or modify these terms and conditions, such change shall be effective immediately upon posting to this webpage.
  24. Next Gen Sports Academy also reserves the right to cancel the competition if circumstances arise outside of its control.
  25. Further details can be found at, by emailing, or phoning 1300 050 100.

Bailey’s Bold Journey

How Next Gen Minis is helping a determined 2-year-old move mountains.

8 weeks ago, a determined Bailey McMillan walked through the doors of Next Gen Minis in Yarrawonga.

Amongst the bouncing balls, spinning hoops, and activity stations, the 2-year-old walked consciously on his eager feet. The sounds, the lights and the unfamiliar faces all becoming pieces of the puzzle that were about to help him overcome all odds, and move closer to finding out more about himself than he ever has before.

His cheeky personality effortlessly dissolved the fact that only one year ago he was diagnosed with autism, and is currently non-verbal. For Bailey, this wasn’t just an entrance to a sporting venue, this was an opportunity to take on the world, conquer his fears, and embrace change.

Trips to doctor’s appointments and meetings, partnered with Bailey’s inability to adapt to different social situations, left his parents eager to aid in the development of Bailey’s social skills. They wanted to provide Bailey with the best opportunity to take on life with friends by his side.

It was here that Emma, Bailey’s mum, was invited to join the Next Gen Mini’s Yarrawonga Facebook Group. She was instantly drawn to the program because there was nothing in the area that offered the opportunity for Bailey to become more socially involved.

Emma enrolled Bailey into the Next Gen Minis program, and took the risk every Saturday morning to help conquer Bailey’s social anxieties.

The risk was worth taking.

‘ When Bailey started Minis, he had… basically no co-ordination, he was unable to balance, he couldn’t kick a ball or roll without assistance, and now he can do all of those things…plus more!’ says Emma.

But, Bailey’s positive progress didn’t stop at the door of Minis. It continued to increase and shine through his daily activities at home, and during his weekly therapies.

‘ He currently sees an Occupational and Speech Therapist every alternate fortnight and has done so for 18 months. But, we haven’t seen progress like we have in the past 8 weeks of Minis.

Bailey’s eight weeks at Next Gen Minis has transformed him into a determined toddler ready to take on new challenges. This transformation was encouraged by a Mini’s program that addresses and adapts to Bailey’s specific developmental needs.

‘He is so much more confident within himself, he cheers himself on, is stepping outside his comfort zone, and pushing his own boundaries’

‘ I can honestly say that he doesn’t feel this way towards any other activity in his life, so it means the world to his Dad and I to see him enjoy something so much’.

Here’s to Bailey boldly living his best life.

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