At the beginning of 2018 Football Federation Australia launched ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off programs for Girls, to create an inclusive space for females to begin their football journey alongside each other.
One of the many associations to take on-board this new concept, has been Bankstown & District Soccer Football Association located in Western Sydney.
Unlike many of the other ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off programs for Girls that are currently being facilitated within the country, Bankstown & District have introduced a cultural focus to their programs.
Held at Gosling Park Greenacre, the six week program aims to be a vehicle for integration within the community.
The session which is being conducted by club members from East Bankstown FC (Leanne Millar), Greenacre Eagles (Ola El-Zahab) and Central Sydney Wolves (Sam Shadid), which demonstrated the joint effort by our member association clubs.
Football NSW Game Development Officer Charlotte Ercil was present at the final session for the group, with approximately 20 individuals present on the day with players as young as three joining in the festivities.
Charlotte credits both the initiative by all those entities involved
“It’s wonderful to see how a new program within the ALDI MiniRoos sector has been not only been taken on board by the community group, but also then shared with a cultural influence to ensure all individuals feel included within our sport.
For inclusive programs, please contact Charlotte Ercil