AFL Max, Australia’s first football skills and family entertainment venue, is well versed in hosting kid’s birthday parties. However, the temporary closure of the venue has forced many kids and families to postpone their celebrations. Like many businesses, AFL Max has been working on creative ways to adapt their services, by taking them online. Forced to think differently, AFL Max has developed and is set to launch Virtual Birthday Parties.

AFL Max Virtual Parties will enable kids to connect with their friends online and enjoy their birthday party from the safety of their own home. Kids can even invite AFL Players to their birthday party.

The 100% online party platform connects the party guests online, with a dedicated AFL Max party host in each party. With their host, the kids will be guided through a range of activities, combining physical and mental challenges, games and quizzes. AFL Players can also be invited to join the party for a Q+A session, sing Happy Birthday with the group – or send through a personalized video message for the birthday child.

James Podsiadly, Managing Director of AFL Max said, “We believe no kid should have to miss out on their birthday party, no matter the environment.” The Ex-AFL Player’s vision, when creating AFL Max, was to build a safe and interactive venue where all people feel welcome, which is what he hopes the Virtual Parties will continue to offer AFL Max fans, while the venue is closed.

“We want kids to still be kids! We want to help them stay connected with one another and celebrate their birthdays together!

“We also want to give them their footy fix, which is why we’re excited to offer the opportunity for kids to invite AFL Players to their parties.” he said.

The Virtual Parties also aim to give parents a break, while the kids enjoy time online with their friends, facilitated by an experienced AFL Max party host, “We’re excited to give both kids and parents something to look forward to, given the unprecedented amounts of time being spent at home, together!” he said.

The Virtual Parties will be open for booking from Thursday, April 9, with the first weekend of parties set to commence on Saturday April 18. Parties will be hosted Thursday – Sunday each week. Bookings can be made at:

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