Redfern stages Indigenous football clinic


Football was front and centre on Monday the 13th of April at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence thanks to the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence and Football NSW.

As many as 83 Indigenous kids took part in what was a beneficial football program.

The aim of the holiday clinic was to provide the participants of the NCIE’s school holiday program a meaningful football experience.

Participants were treated to skills sessions, where they worked to develop their footballing skills as well as learning a few new tricks along the way.

They also got the opportunity to test their skills against each other in small sided games.

NCIE Program Coordinator Felicity Canham was excited to have had Football NSW assist with the running of football clinics with these kids.

“We were really excited on the prospect that Football NSW attended the workshop which the kids thoroughly enjoyed.”

Football NSW’s Robert Fitzgerald was equally full of praise of the event that took place at the Centre of Excellence in Redfern.

“The day went well with all students having a great time and enjoying the world game.

“Everyone has the ability to play the world game, doesn’t matter who you are where you come from that’s the beauty of football.”

A bit about the NCIE

The National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) is built on the land of the Gadigal of the Eora Nation.

The presence is a tribute to the custodianship of the Traditional Owners and Elders since time immemorial and the resilience of the Indigenous Redfern community.

The NCIE has not only had a significant impact on the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, it has re-framed possibility and positively influenced the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.