The North West Sydney Women’s Football Club in conjunction with The Epping Club have made a landmark inclusion first within NSW, with the club hosting the first school based football program for all abilities.
The All Abilities Football Ready program is held at two locations, those being Ryde Public School as well as Rydalmere East Public School in Sydney’s North West.
The program hosts the unique ability of being able to cater to all students within this football program, including those students within the learning support class/s.
Activities throughout the sessions are tailored towards the needs of all participants, allowing individuals to grasp the fundamental skills of passing, dribbling and a overall basic understanding of the game.
Whilst the students were able to gain some perspective of the game, as well as improve their fitness. The session also allows for participants to demonstrate and learn other necessary skills such as teamwork, taking turns, listening and communication skills.
The program has been facilitated by Kim Schaefer from NWSWF, with Football NSW Community Game Developement Officer Charlotte Ercil visiting the session excited about this new avenue within the school’s game development sector.
“It is fantastic that we have programs such as this within not only our community, but now within our school’s as well. A special mention must been given to Jacquie Green who is one of the coaches at NWSWF PINK All abilities players, as well as NWSWF Development Squad and SAP Coach Matt Bass. This inclusion program also could not be possible without The Epping Club, who are able to provide funding through their club grants scheme, which provides the funding for this program.”
For more information about the program, please click here.