Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) has launched 12 ALDI MiniRoos kick-off for girls centres throughout Northern NSW, including one at Nabiac.
The centres have been launched to continue the already significant growth in female football, and secure the next generation of female players.
ALDI MiniRoos kick-off for girls is an introductory program for all with numerous centres across Northern NSW.
NNSWF female participation officer, Holly Ayton said the program is a great opportunity for girls who haven’t participated in the sport before to try football in a safe and inviting environment.
“All of our coaches have been specifically trained to deliver this program and are as passionate as we are about providing a welcoming, fun game-based learning environment,” she said.
The program has been developed in line with the game-sense philosophy of sports participation.
This approach to sports delivery emphasises a move away from traditional coach dominated sessions to those that are player-centred, using game-like situations and the imagination for play rather than technical drills.
Each session runs for 45 minutes a week, for a duration of eight weeks during school term four.
Each session consists of a 30 minute fun game based skill session and a 15 minute game.
The program is split into two stages with a session plan for girls aged 4-7 and one for girls aged 8-9.
The Nabiac sessions will be held on Thursdays from 4.30-5.15pm on the corner of Hoskins Street and Farnell Street.
Participants can register by visiting www.northernnswfootball.com.au/miniroos/miniroos-kick-off-for-girls/.