With the new school year well and truly back for 2018, so too is Football NSW’s presence within the community.
Last week Football NSW’s Development Officer Lauren Moore went rural for the Highlands Association, visiting Hill Top Primary School for a Miniroos Gala Day from Kindergarten all the way through to Year Six.
The children were bursting with excitement to get the day underway, displaying lots of energy & enthusiasm for what laid ahead. Short, sharp games allowed for maximum inclusion. A fun and inclusive environment was created for the day as for many of the children participating, being first introduction to the world of football.
Each class from K-6 were involved in 30 minute sessions of basic skills work, with the element fun being the focus of the day – no winners or scores were recorded in the aid of creating a non-competitive environment for all.
Along the way the children were able to grasp the fundamental components of the game, whilst also playing to the rules of the game.
Overall, their awareness and skill for the football was great, especially for those whose first contact with football had only commenced at the beginning of the day.
Claire Fredericks who is one of the numerous classroom teaches who helped on the day, spoke of the mutual love majority of the children already processed for the our great game.
‘A lot of the children here already participate in football both throughout the school day, as well as outside on weekends as such. We all share a great love for the game!’
The children were also lucky enough to have Craig Napper from the local Hill Top Soccer Club be present on the day, and also help promote their upcoming registration drive commencing on the 18th of February 2018.
For more information on how your school can be involved in ALDI Miniroos Gala Days such as this, please contact Lauren Moore for more information.