Young to launch Special Needs Football program


The historic regional NSW township of Young has announced its support behind Football4All by launching a special needs football program affectionately called Kickstart on Saturday the 23rd of May at Gus Smith Oval.
Kickstart soccer is a program designed for children with a disability aged 5-12 who would like to join in a team sport and learn to play soccer.
The aim of the program is to allow children to participate in soccer activities and games to the best of their abilities by teaching the necessary skills in a fun and inclusive environment that supports each child according to their individual needs and abilities.
This wonderful program aims to provide an opportunity for individuals in the region of Young who have a physical, intellectual or developmental disability to participate in the world game.
Leonie Dunn, Young Football4all coordinator, was ecstatic about this exciting new initiative being undertaken in spreading the word of football to all participants.
“I would like to take this opportunity of acknowledging the fantastic assistance received from Young Lions Football Club as well as Football NSW to get Football4All started in Young”.
Football NSW Communities Officer Robert Fitzgerald equally was delighted with the news and praised the region’s efforts on promoting the Football4All program.
“The impact of volunteers in community football is tremendous. The community spirit of the Young footballing community needs to be commended, the coming together to create a disability football program is a fantastic achievement” 
For more information on the program or to find out how to get involved please contact Leonie Dunn at