Bankstown & District Soccer Football Association side Revesby Workers celebrated a hugely successful 2018 season as the club enjoyed running both the TAFE NSW Summer Football campaign as well as the ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off program.
Milperra Reserve was the scene of where the Workers hosted its activations as over 500 of its participants took part.
The Kick-Off program in particular, aimed at introducing young players to football in a fun and engaging environment was one such activation that worked well with its members.
The Workers have now been running with the program for three years and have seen just under 50 children between the ages of 4 and 6 enjoying the program yearly.
The program has proven to be not only an introduction for the children, but an introduction to the club environment and culture for coaches, managers, volunteers and coordinators. This is especially seen on the Wednesday nights with some of the female players playing in the TAFE NSW Summer Football competition being Game Leaders for the children in the Kick-Off program before their matches.
Football NSW’s Game Development Officer Kevin Guardado Amaya visited the club recently and was impressed with what he saw.
“To see so many people engaged in a football environment outside of the winter season is a real testimony to the club culture at Revesby Workers FC.
“It is evident that the club values its members and that is how they keep growing their member base, not only as players but as coaches and volunteers.”
With 300 players registered in the TAFE NSW Summer Football competition, they have nearly doubled in registrations from the 2017/18 season thanks to the support from TAFE NSW.